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Version information

  • 7.0.0 (latest)
  • 6.2.0
  • 6.1.0
  • 6.0.0
  • 5.3.0
  • 5.2.1
  • 5.2.0
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  • 0.11.3
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  • 0.11.0
  • 0.10.7
  • 0.10.6-rc0 (pre-release)
  • 0.10.4
  • 0.9.3
released Aug 19th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x
  • Puppet >= 7.0.0 < 9.0.0
  • , , , ,

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-extlib', '7.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-extlib
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-extlib --version 7.0.0

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puppet/extlib — version 7.0.0 Aug 19th 2023

Extlib module for Puppet

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with extlib
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module provides functions and facts that are out of scope for stdlib. Some of them are even intrinsically tied to stdlib.


 % puppet module install puppet-extlib


Since puppet/extlib version 3, all functions are provided under the extlib namespace. Non namespaced versions were removed in version 5.

All functions are documented in


All facts in this module are namespaced and begin extlib__. Facter 4 users can also find all facts under a single extlib toplevel structured fact.

extlib__puppet_config (or extlib['puppet_config'] when using facter 4)

A fact to expose puppet.conf settings. These are resolved on the agent, (unlike $settings::<setting_name> which is resolved on the puppet master).

The following sections/settings are included.

  main => {
  master => {


Some functions require puppetlabs-stdlib (>= 4.6.0) and all functions are only compatible with Puppet 4.7 and later.


We highly welcome new contributions to this module, especially those that include documentation, and rspec tests ;) but will happily guide you through the process, so, yes, please submit that pull request!

Reference documentation is generated using puppet-strings. To regenerate it, please run the rake task as follows.

bundle exec rake reference