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Apply Puppet manifests locally

Synopsis

Applies a standalone Puppet manifest to the local system.

Usage

puppet apply [-h|--help] [-V|--version] [-d|--debug] [-v|--verbose] [-e|--execute] [--detailed-exitcodes] [-L|--loadclasses] [-l|--logdest syslog|eventlog|ABS FILEPATH|console] [--noop] [--catalog catalog] [--write-catalog-summary] file

Description

This is the standalone puppet execution tool; use it to apply individual manifests.

When provided with a modulepath, via command line or config file, puppet apply can effectively mimic the catalog that would be served by puppet master with access to the same modules, although there are some subtle differences. When combined with scheduling and an automated system for pushing manifests, this can be used to implement a serverless Puppet site.

Most users should use ´puppet agent´ and ´puppet master´ for site-wide manifests.

Options

Any setting that´s valid in the configuration file is a valid long argument for puppet apply. For example, ´tags´ is a valid setting, so you can specify ´--tags class,tag´ as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/configuration.html for the full list of acceptable parameters. You can generate a commented list of all configuration options by running puppet with ´--genconfig´.

Example

$ puppet apply -l /tmp/manifest.log manifest.pp
$ puppet apply --modulepath=/root/dev/modules -e "include ntpd::server"
$ puppet apply --catalog catalog.json

Author

Luke Kanies

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