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NAME

       puppet-facts - Retrieve and store facts.

SYNOPSIS

       puppet facts action [--terminus TERMINUS]

DESCRIPTION

       This subcommand manages facts, which are collections of normalized system information used
       by Puppet. It can read facts directly from the  local  system  (with  the  default  facter
       terminus), look up facts reported by other systems, and submit facts to the puppet master.

       When  used  with  the  rest  terminus,  this  subcommand is essentially a front-end to the
       inventory   service   REST   API.   See   the   inventory   service    documentation    at
       http://docs.puppetlabs.com/guides/inventory_service.html for more detail.

OPTIONS

       Note  that  any  configuration  parameter that´s valid in the configuration file is also a
       valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to  the  present  action.  For
       example,  server  is  a  valid  configuration  parameter,  so  you  can  specify  --server
       <servername> as an argument.

       See          the          configuration          file           documentation           at
       http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/stable/configuration.html   for  the  full  list  of
       acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated
       by running puppet with --genconfig.

       --mode MODE
              The  run  mode  to  use  for  the  current action. Valid modes are user, agent, and
              master.

       --render-as FORMAT
              The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string),
              yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.

       --verbose
              Whether to log verbosely.

       --debug
              Whether to log debug information.

       --terminus TERMINUS
              Indirector  faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are each
              able to retrieve and alter a specific type of data (with the  familiar  actions  of
              find, search, save, and destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In
              Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.

              Almost all indirected subsystems have a  rest  terminus  that  interacts  with  the
              puppet  master´s  data.  Most  of them have additional terminuses for various local
              data models, which are in turn used by  the  indirected  subsystem  on  the  puppet
              master whenever it receives a remote request.

              The  terminus  for an action is often determined by context, but occasionally needs
              to be set explicitly. See the "Notes" section  of  this  face´s  manpage  for  more
              details.

ACTIONS

       destroy - Invalid for this subcommand.
              SYNOPSIS

              puppet facts destroy [--terminus TERMINUS] key

              DESCRIPTION

              Invalid for this subcommand.

       find - Retrieve a node´s facts.
              SYNOPSIS

              puppet facts find [--terminus TERMINUS] node_certname

              DESCRIPTION

              Retrieve a node´s facts.

              RETURNS

              A  hash  containing some metadata and (under the "values" key) the set of facts for
              the requested node. When used from the Ruby API: A Puppet::Node::Facts object.

              RENDERING ISSUES: Facts cannot currently be rendered as a string; use yaml or json.

              NOTES

              When using the facter terminus, the host argument is ignored.

       info - Print the default terminus class for this face.
              SYNOPSIS

              puppet facts info [--terminus TERMINUS]

              DESCRIPTION

              Prints the default terminus class for this  subcommand.  Note  that  different  run
              modes  may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode with
              the ´--mode´ option.

       save - API only: create or overwrite an object.
              SYNOPSIS

              puppet facts save [--terminus TERMINUS]

              DESCRIPTION

              API only: create or overwrite an object. As the Faces framework does not  currently
              accept  data  from STDIN, save actions cannot currently be invoked from the command
              line.

       search - Invalid for this subcommand.
              SYNOPSIS

              puppet facts search [--terminus TERMINUS] query

              DESCRIPTION

              Invalid for this subcommand.

       upload - Upload local facts to the puppet master.
              SYNOPSIS

              puppet facts upload [--terminus TERMINUS]

              DESCRIPTION

              Reads facts from the local  system  using  the  facter  terminus,  then  saves  the
              returned facts using the rest terminus.

              RETURNS

              Nothing.

              NOTES

              This  action  requires that the puppet master´s auth.conf file allow save access to
              the facts REST terminus. Puppet agent does not use this facility, and it is  turned
              off  by default. See http://docs.puppetlabs.com/guides/rest_auth_conf.html for more
              details.

EXAMPLES

       find

       Get facts from the local system:

       $ puppet facts find x

       Ask the puppet master for facts for an arbitrary node:

       $ puppet facts find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus rest

       Query a DB-backed inventory directly (bypassing the REST API):

       $ puppet facts  find  somenode.puppetlabs.lan  --terminus  inventory_active_record  --mode
       master

       upload

       Upload facts:

       $ puppet facts upload

NOTES

       This  subcommand  is  an  indirector  face,  which exposes find, search, save, and destroy
       actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for this face include:

       ·   active_record

       ·   couch

       ·   facter

       ·   inventory_active_record

       ·   memory

       ·   network_device

       ·   rest

       ·   yaml

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2011 by Puppet Labs Apache 2 license; see COPYING