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puppet-man - Display Puppet manual pages.

PUPPET-MAN(8) Puppet manual PUPPET-MAN(8)


puppet-man - Display Puppet manual pages.


puppet man action


This subcommand displays manual pages for all Puppet subcommands. If the ronn gem ( is installed on your system, puppet man will display fully-formated man pages. If ronn is not available, puppet man will display the raw (but human-readable) source text in a pager.


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 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.


man - Display the manual page for a Puppet subcommand.
puppet man subcommand
Display the manual page for a Puppet subcommand.
The man data, in Markdown format, suitable for consumption by Ronn.
RENDERING ISSUES: To skip fancy formatting and output the raw Markdown text (e.g. for use in a pipeline), call this action with ´--render-as s´.


View the manual page for a subcommand:
$ puppet man facts


The pager used for display will be the first found of $MANPAGER, $PAGER, less, most, or more. Copyright 2011 by Puppet Labs Apache 2 license; see COPYING
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