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facter (8)

Name

facter - Gather system information

Synopsis

Collect and display facts about the system.

Description

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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 informa-
       tion 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
       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.




ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |     ATTRIBUTE VALUE      |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |Availability   | system/management/facter |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted              |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source was downloaded from  http://rubygems.org/gems/facter-2.5.1.gem

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://puppetlabs.com/facter.



                                 February 2014                       FACTER(8)