Launch the Puppet command prompt

A lot of common interactions with Puppet are done via the command line.

To open the command line interface, enter Command Prompt Puppet in your Start Menu, and click Start Command Prompt with Puppet.

The Puppet command prompt has a few details worth noting:

  • Several important batch files live in the current working directory, C:\Program Files\Puppet Labs\Puppet\bin. The most important of these batch files is puppet.bat. Puppet is a Ruby based application, and puppet.bat is a wrapper around executing Puppet code through ruby.exe.
  • Running the command prompt with Puppet rather than just the default Windows command prompt ensures that all of the Puppet tooling is in PATH, even if you change to a different directory.