puppet-filebucket man page

puppet-filebucket — Store and retrieve files in a filebucket


A stand-alone Puppet filebucket client.


puppet filebucket mode [-h|--help] [-V|--version] [-d|--debug] [-v|--verbose] [-l|--local] [-r|--remote] [-s|--server server] [-b|--bucket directory] file file ...

Puppet filebucket can operate in three modes, with only one mode per call:

backup: Send one or more files to the specified file bucket. Each sent file is printed with its resulting md5 sum.

get: Return the text associated with an md5 sum. The text is printed to stdout, and only one file can be retrieved at a time.

restore: Given a file path and an md5 sum, store the content associated with the sum into the specified file path. You can specify an entirely new path to this argument; you are not restricted to restoring the content to its original location.


This is a stand-alone filebucket client for sending files to a local or central filebucket.

Note that ´filebucket´ defaults to using a network-based filebucket available on the server named ´puppet´. To use this, you´ll have to be running as a user with valid Puppet certificates. Alternatively, you can use your local file bucket by specifying ´--local´.


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

See the configuration file documentation at https://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/stable/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´.


Enable full debugging.


Print this help message


Use the local filebucket. This will use the default configuration information.


Use a remote filebucket. This will use the default configuration information.


The server to send the file to, instead of locally.


Print extra information.


Print version information.


$ puppet filebucket backup /etc/passwd
/etc/passwd: 429b225650b912a2ee067b0a4cf1e949
$ puppet filebucket restore /tmp/passwd 429b225650b912a2ee067b0a4cf1e949


Luke Kanies


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