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External fact written in bash failing on Windows


In order to extend the facts from facter, I included an external fact written in bash. As I named the file '', it provides the data perfectly on Linux agents. Unfortunately it is also executed on our Windows agents, showing the following error message :

Fact file C:/ProgramData/PuppetLabs/puppet/var/facts.d/ was parsed but returned an empty data set

Environment is running PE 3.8.1.

Questions :

  • Is there any way to restrict this external fact to only execute on Linux based agents, without converting it to a custom fact written in Ruby?
  • Does this mean PE would also try to run a powershell script on Linux?

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards, Mark