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facter - Gather system information

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NAME

facter - Gather system information

SYNOPSIS

Collect and display facts about the system.

USAGE

facter [-h|--help] [-t|--timing] [-d|--debug] [-p|--puppet] [-v|--version] [-y|--yaml] [-j|--json] [--plaintext] [--external-dir DIR] [--no-external-dir] [fact] [fact] [...]

DESCRIPTION

Collect and display facts about the current system. The library behind Facter is easy to expand, making Facter an easy way to collect information about a system from within the shell or within Ruby.
If no facts are specifically asked for, then all facts will be returned.

EXAMPLE

Display all facts:
$ facter architecture => amd64 blockdevices => sda,sr0 domain => example.com fqdn => puppet.example.com hardwaremodel => x86_64 [...]
Display a single fact:
$ facter kernel Linux
Format facts as JSON:
$ facter --json architecture kernel hardwaremodel { "architecture": "amd64", "kernel": "Linux", "hardwaremodel": "x86_64" }

AUTHOR

Luke Kanies Copyright (c) 2011-2014 Puppet Labs, Inc Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license

OPTIONS

-y, --yaml Emit facts in YAML format. -j, --json Emit facts in JSON format. --plaintext Emit facts in plaintext format. --trace Enable backtraces. --external-dir DIR The directory to use for external facts. --no-external-dir Turn off external facts. -d, --debug Enable debugging. -t, --timing Enable timing. -p, --puppet Load the Puppet libraries, thus allowing Facter to load Puppet-specific facts. -v, --version Print the version and exit. -h, --help Print this help message.
 
February 2014