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Version information

  • 4.0.0 (latest)
released Nov 11th 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 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-rclocal', '4.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-rclocal
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-rclocal --version 4.0.0

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puppet/rclocal — version 4.0.0 Nov 11th 2021

Puppet rclocal module

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Table of Contents

  1. Module Description
  2. Setup
  3. Usage
  4. Parameters
  5. Development
  6. Author

Module description

This module manages rc.local entries in /etc/rc.local file directory.


This module uses Data Types from puppetlabs-stdlib!

Systemd based systems will need puppet/systemd.


To only manage the content of rc.local file:

class { 'rclocal':
  # config_file - OS specific, set via hiera data in module
  # config_dir  - OS specific, set via hiera data in module
  # template    - name a template to fill rc.local file, defaults to module template
  # scripts     - a hash of rc.local.d snippets to add

or include rclocal

Main usage is via a defined resource tye:

rclocal::script { 'name':
  ensure   => 'present',
  content  => "content for rc_local snippet\n",
  priority => '44',
  autoexec => true,

Or by defining hiera data for main class scripts parameter:

    'ensure': 'present'
    'content': "content for rc_local snippet\n"
    'priority': '44'
    'autoexec': true

and then consume the data in your profile:

lookup('rclocal::scripts').each |$key, $params| {
  rclocal::script { $key:
    * => $params,


  • ensure: set to 'present' or 'absent'
  • content: the content you want to add
  • priority: manages the order where the content appears
  • autoexec: true or false - should puppet execute the code snippet from content - if set to false code will get executed on next reboot


If you encounter problems, please open an issue, if you miss functionality, we are happy to review Pull Requests


This module was maintained and created by example42 GmbH (c) 2012-2021 Module is transferred to Vox Pupuli on Nov 11th 2021.