puppet-config man page

puppet-config — Interact with Puppet´s settings.


puppet config action [--section SECTION_NAME]


This subcommand can inspect and modify settings from Puppet´s ´puppet.conf´ configuration file. For documentation about individual settings, see https://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/configuration.html.


Note that any setting 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 and run_mode are valid settings, so you can specify --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at https://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/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.

--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.

--section SECTION_NAME

The section of the puppet.conf configuration file to interact with.

The three most commonly used sections are ´main´, ´master´, and ´agent´. ´Main´ is the default, and is used by all Puppet applications. Other sections can override ´main´ values for specific applications --- the ´master´ section affects puppet master and puppet cert, and the ´agent´ section affects puppet agent.

Less commonly used is the ´user´ section, which affects puppet apply. Any other section will be treated as the name of a legacy environment (a deprecated feature), and can only include the ´manifest´ and ´modulepath´ settings.


print - Examine Puppet´s current settings.


puppet config print [--section SECTION_NAME] (all | setting [setting ...]


Prints the value of a single setting or a list of settings.

This action is an alternate interface to the information available with puppet <subcommand> --configprint.


By default, this action reads the general configuration in the ´main´ section. Use the ´--section´ and ´--environment´ flags to examine other configuration domains.

set - Set Puppet´s settings.


puppet config set [--section SECTION_NAME] [setting_name] [setting_value]


Updates values in the puppet.conf configuration file.


By default, this action manipulates the configuration in the ´main´ section. Use the ´--section´ flag to manipulate other configuration domains.



Get puppet´s runfile directory:

$ puppet config print rundir

Get a list of important directories from the master´s config:

$ puppet config print all --section master | grep -E "(path|dir)"


Set puppet´s runfile directory:

$ puppet config set rundir /var/run/puppetlabs

Set the vardir for only the agent:

$ puppet config set vardir /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/cache --section agent


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