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is there any way to take input from command line while running puppet manifest?

asked 2014-02-15 04:45:42 -0500

ketan gravatar image

updated 2014-02-15 04:46:42 -0500

while running the puppet manifest can we take input from the command line and use that input in the manifests?

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answered 2014-02-15 12:47:37 -0500

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updated 2014-02-19 21:55:41 -0500

Puppet runs are intended to be autonomous and idempotent and executed in a distributed fashion. There is no way to prompt for user input.

You can however implement one of the following strategies

Export an environment variable as a facter fact.
The easiest way to do that is to include the word facter in the variable.

$export FACTER_FOO=42

In your manifest you then can use the variable foo

if $::foo >= 42

The other way to alter a manifest is to use parameterized classes. A good example of this is the puppetlabs ntp module.

http://docs.puppetlabs.com/learning/modules2 ... (more)

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