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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
  • 0.0.1
released Dec 4th 2012

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'camptocamp-augeasfacter', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add camptocamp-augeasfacter
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install camptocamp-augeasfacter --version 0.1.0

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Tags: facter, augeas


camptocamp/augeasfacter — version 0.1.0 Dec 4th 2012

augeasfacter, a Facter plugin to dynamically declare facts using Augeas

This is a Facter plugin to dynamically declare facts using Augeas, without using a single line of code.

Using outside of Puppet

This plugin does not strictly depend on Puppet. If you want to use it outside of Puppet, simply copy lib/facter/augeasfacter.rb in your FACTERLIB directory and use /etc/augeasfacter.conf (or the value of the AUGEASFACTER_CONF environment variable) as the configuration file for new facts.

Using in Puppet

When used inside Puppet, the plugin will still load facts defined in /etc/augeasfacter.conf. However, it will also allow you to deploy facts using pluginsync.

In order to do so, simply create .conf files in the lib/augeasfacter/ directory of your modules:

└── {module}
    └── lib
        └── augeasfacter
            ├── foo.conf
            └── bar.conf

Puppet will automatically sync the augeasfacter directory into its :libdir directory and augeasfacter will start using the declared facts immediatly.

Fact declaration

The configuration files (whether /etc/augeasfacter.conf or configuration files in {module}/lib/augeasfacter/ are INI files, similar to puppet.conf.

Simple value

Here is an example of a simple fact:

path = /augeas/version

When querying facter for the augeasversion fact, it will output the value of the /augeas/version node in the Augeas tree.

Simple labels

If you need to retrieve a node label rather than its value, you can use method = label:

path   = /files/etc/passwd/*[uid="1000"]
method = label

will output the name of the user with uid 1000.


You can also concatenate several values with a separator:

type   = multiple
path   = /files/etc/passwd/*
sep    = :
method = label

will output the list of all users in /etc/passwd, concatenated with :.

See examples/augeasfacter.conf for a sample configuration file.

Loading a specific lens

As with any Augeas-based tool, one might use a given lens on a specific file without having to modify the standard include statements of the lens. In order to achieve this, you can add lens and incl parameters to any fact, just as you would with the augeas type in Puppet:

path = example.json/dict/entry[8]
lens = Json.lns
incl = /example.json

This will associate /example.json to the Json.lns lens before doing the query on path. Note that relative paths as used here will only work with Augeas 0.10.0 or greater, since /augeas/context is defined to /files by default in these versions.


Please file any issues or suggestions on GitHub.