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Puppet formatting functions to transform text into rich text


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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.1-rc0 (deleted)
  • 0.1.1
released Jun 16th 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 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, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x
  • Puppet >= 6.1.0 < 8.0.0
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-format', '1.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

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

puppet module install puppet-format --version 1.0.0

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puppet/format — version 1.0.0 Jun 16th 2021


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This module includes puppet functions to transform your boring, old and worn looking ascii characters into beautiful looking masterpieces.

Table of Contents

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


With this module you can produce amazing looking tables, colorized strings and others transformations for output to the terminal screen. While this module is mainly for bolt plans it could be used in puppet code anywhere.


What format affects

This module includes functions and datatypes only.

Setup Requirements

Bolt and Puppet


This module only contains functions to format and transform data. It will not output anything to stdout and only return formatted data ready to be sent to stdout or stderr.


  • format::colorize("string", red) # options include red, green, yellow, fatal, warning, good.
  • format::table([['one', 1], ['two', 2]])

The print_table function wraps the Terminal-Table ruby gem in a function and tries to provide the same API. You can create a table in two ways.

  • by passing a TableRows type (Array of Arrays)
  • by passing a TerminalTable type (Hash of various keys)


# puppet code
format::table({title => 'GPU list', head => ['Name', 'QTY'],
               rows => [['GTX 1070', 5], ['GTX 2080 ti', 1]],
               style => {width => 60 }

Which produces a table like:

|                         GPU list                         |
| Name                        | QTY                        |
| GTX 1070                    | 5                          |
| GTX 2080 ti                 | 1                          |

Or with colors