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       puppet-node - View and manage node definitions.


       puppet node action [--terminus TERMINUS]


       This  subcommand interacts with node objects, which are used by Puppet to build a catalog.
       A node object consists of the node´s facts, environment, node parameters (exposed  in  the
       parser as top-scope variables), and classes.


       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   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

       --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.

              Whether to log verbosely.

              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


       destroy - Invalid for this subcommand.

              puppet node destroy [--terminus TERMINUS] key


              Invalid for this subcommand.

       find - Retrieve a node object.

              puppet node find [--terminus TERMINUS] host


              Retrieve a node object.


              A  hash  containing  the  node´s classes, environment, expiration, name, parameters
              (its facts, combined with any ENC-set parameters), and time.  When  used  from  the
              Ruby API: a Puppet::Node object.

              RENDERING  ISSUES:  Rendering as string and json are currently broken; node objects
              can only be rendered as yaml.

       info - Print the default terminus class for this face.

              puppet node info [--terminus TERMINUS]


              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 - Invalid for this subcommand.

              puppet node save [--terminus TERMINUS]


              Invalid for this subcommand.

       search - Invalid for this subcommand.

              puppet node search [--terminus TERMINUS] query


              Invalid for this subcommand.



       Retrieve an "empty"  (no  classes,  no  ENC-imposed  parameters,  and  an  environment  of
       "production") node:

       $ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus plain --render-as yaml

       Retrieve a node using the puppet master´s configured ENC:

       $ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus exec --mode master --render-as yaml

       Retrieve the same node from the puppet master:

       $ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus rest --render-as yaml


       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

       ·   exec

       ·   ldap

       ·   memory

       ·   plain

       ·   rest

       ·   yaml


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