puppet-file man page

puppet-file — Retrieve and store files in a filebucket


puppet file action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]


This subcommand interacts with objects stored in a local or remote filebucket. File objects are accessed by their MD5 sum; see the examples for the relevant syntax.


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 http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/s… 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.
--extra HASH
A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are passed as an arbitrary hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just send direct to the back-end.
--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.


download - Download a file into the local filebucket.


puppet file download [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] ( {md5}checksum | puppet_url )


Downloads a file from the puppet master´s filebucket and duplicates it in the local filebucket. This action´s checksum syntax differs from find´s, and it can accept a <puppet:///> URL.



find - Retrieve a file from the filebucket.


puppet file find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] md5/md5sum


Retrieve a file from the filebucket.


The file object with the specified checksum.

RENDERING ISSUES: Rendering as a string returns the contents of the file object; rendering as yaml returns a hash of metadata about said file, including but not limited to its contents. Rendering as json is currently broken, and returns a hash containing only the contents of the file.

info - Print the default terminus class for this face.


puppet file info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]


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 ´--run_mode´ option.

save - API only: create or overwrite an object.


puppet file save [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key


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.

store - Store a file in the local filebucket.


puppet file store [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] file


Store a file in the local filebucket.





Download a file by URL:

$ puppet file download puppet:///modules/editors/vim/.vimrc

Download a file by MD5 sum:

$ puppet file download {md5}8f798d4e754db0ac89186bbaeaf0af18


Retrieve the contents of a file:

$ puppet file find md5/9aedba7f413c97dc65895b1cd9421f2c --render-as s


Store a file:

$ puppet file store /root/.bashrc


To retrieve the unmunged contents of a file, you must call find with --render-as s. Rendering as yaml will return a hash of metadata about the file, including its contents.

This subcommand does not interact with the clientbucketdir (the default local filebucket for puppet agent); it interacts with the primary "master"-type filebucket located in the bucketdir. If you wish to interact with puppet agent´s default filebucket, you´ll need to set the --bucketdir option appropriately when invoking actions.

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:



Puppet Labs, LLC Puppet manual May 2015