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  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Nov 25th 2013

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glarizza/xmlsimple — version 0.0.1 Nov 25th 2013

XmlSimple Puppet Functions

These Puppet functions will convert a hash into an XML string that can be saved as the contents of a file. There is also a function that will accept an argument of a path to an XML document and return a native Hash. Hopefully these are useful to some people out there. Check out the tests/ directory for Puppet manifests demonstrating their usage:

Converting an XML document to a Hash

$xml = '/tmp/sample.xml'
$hash_data = xml_to_hash($xml)

Converting a Hash to an XML document

$hash = {
  'logdir'        => '/var/log/foo/',
    'debugfile'     => '/tmp/foo.debug',
    'server'        => {
      'sahara'        => {
        'osversion'     => '2.6',
        'osname'        => 'solaris',
        'address'       => [ '', '' ]
      'gobi'          => {
        'osversion'     => '6.5',
        'osname'        => 'irix',
        'address'       => [ '' ]
      'kalahari'      => {
        'osversion'     => '2.0.34',
        'osname'        => 'linux',
        'address'       => [ '', '' ]

$xml_data = hash_to_xml($hash)

file { '/tmp/sample.xml':
  ensure  => file,
  content => $xml_data