Puppet’s command line tools consist of a single
puppet binary with many subcommands. The following subcommands are available in this version of Puppet:
These subcommands form the core of Puppet’s tool set, and every user should understand what they do.
Many or most users will need to use these subcommands at some point, but they aren’t needed for daily use the way the core tools are.
- puppet config
- puppet describe
- puppet device
- puppet doc
- puppet epp
- puppet help
- puppet man
- puppet node
- puppet parser
- puppet plugin
Most users can ignore these subcommands. They’re only useful for certain niche workflows, and most of them are interfaces to Puppet’s internal subsystems.
Puppet Enterprise-specific subcommands
Puppet Enterprise (PE) has some unique subcommands, such as
puppet infrastructure. For reference information about these commands, use the
puppet help command, such as
puppet help infrastructure. For usage information, see the Puppet Enterprise documentation.
Unknown or new subcommands
These subcommands have not yet been added to any of the categories above.