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       puppet-resource - The resource abstraction layer shell


       Uses the Puppet RAL to directly interact with the system.


       puppet  resource  [-h|--help]  [-d|--debug]  [-v|--verbose]  [-e|--edit]  [-H|--host host]
       [-p|--param parameter] [-t|--types] type [name] [attribute=value ...]


       This command provides simple facilities for converting current system  state  into  Puppet
       code, along with some ability to modify the current state using Puppet´s RAL.

       By  default,  you must at least provide a type to list, in which case puppet resource will
       tell you everything it knows about all resources of that type. You can optionally  specify
       an instance name, and puppet resource will only describe that single instance.

       If  given  a  type,  a  name,  and a series of attribute=value pairs, puppet resource will
       modify the state of the specified resource. Alternately, if given a type, a name, and  the
       ´--edit´  flag,  puppet  resource  will  write  its output to a file, open that file in an
       editor, and then apply the saved file as a Puppet transaction.


       Note that any configuration parameter that´s valid in the configuration  file  is  also  a
       valid  long argument. For example, ´ssldir´ is a valid configuration parameter, so you can
       specify ´--ssldir directory´ 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´.

              Enable full debugging.

       --edit Write  the results of the query to a file, open the file in an editor, and read the
              file back in as an executable Puppet manifest.

       --host When specified, connect to the resource server on the named host and  retrieve  the
              list of resouces of the type specified.

       --help Print this help message.

              Add more parameters to be outputted from queries.

              List all available types.

              Print extra information.


       This example uses puppet resource to return a Puppet configuration for the user luke:

           $ puppet resource user luke
           user { ´luke´:
            home => ´/home/luke´,
            uid => ´100´,
            ensure => ´present´,
            comment => ´Luke Kanies,,,´,
            gid => ´1000´,
            shell => ´/bin/bash´,
            groups => [´sysadmin´,´audio´,´video´,´puppet´]


       Luke Kanies


       Copyright (c) 2011 Puppet Labs, LLC Licensed under the Apache 2.0 License