a library for retrieving facts from operating systems
A cross-platform Ruby library for retrieving facts from operating systems.
Supports multiple resolution mechanisms, any of which can be restricted to
working only on certain operating systems or environments. Facter is
especially useful for retrieving things like operating system names, IP
addresses, MAC addresses, and SSH keys.
It is easy to extend Facter to include your own custom facts or to include
additional mechanisms for retrieving facts.
This package is largely meant to be a library for collecting facts about your
system. These facts are mostly strings (i.e., not numbers), and are things
like the output of 'uname', public ssh and cfengine keys, the number of
See bin/facter for an example of the interface.
See http://reductivelabs.com/projects/facter/ for more details.
facter (1.5.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
When upgrading facter from 1.3.5 (the version in "etch"), a running puppet
instance may stop working, and a restart of puppet may be in order.
-- Stig Sandbeck Mathisen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:22:05 +0100
facter - Collect and display facts about the system
facter [options] [fact] ...
facter collects and displays facts about the current system.
The library behind facter is easy to expand, making facter an
easy way to collect information about a system from within
facter (1.5.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove unnecessary alternate dependency on libopenssl-ru
07dca60 Added additional exclusion to rcov process
8398238 Added rcov support to spec
The ability to specify fact names with strings or symbols; right now, only
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