Man Page: puppet plugin
Included in Puppet Enterprise 2016.5. A newer version is available; see the version menu above for details.
puppet-plugin - Interact with the Puppet plugin system.
puppet plugin action
This subcommand provides network access to the puppet master's store of plugins.
The puppet master serves Ruby code collected from the
of its modules. These plugins can be used on agent nodes to extend
Facter and implement custom types and providers. Plugins are normally
downloaded by puppet agent during the course of a run.
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,
run_mode are valid
settings, so you can specify
--server <servername>, or
--run_mode <runmode> as an argument.
See the configuration file documentation at
https://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/configuration.html for the
full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all
configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with
- --render-as FORMAT
- The format in which to render output. The most common formats are
console, but other options such as
dotare sometimes available.
- Whether to log verbosely.
- Whether to log debug information.
download- Download plugins from the puppet master.
puppet plugin download
Downloads plugins from the configured puppet master. Any plugins downloaded in this way will be used in all subsequent Puppet activity. This action modifies files on disk.
A list of the files downloaded, or a confirmation that no files were downloaded. When used from the Ruby API, this action returns an array of the files downloaded, which will be empty if none were retrieved.
Retrieve plugins from the puppet master:
$ puppet plugin download
Retrieve plugins from the puppet master (API example):
$ Puppet::Face[:plugin, '0.0.1'].download
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