Forge Home


Puppet provider yaml file manipulation


298,412 latest version

3.9 quality score

We run a couple of automated
scans to help you access a
module's quality. Each module is
given a score based on how well
the author has formatted their
code and documentation and
modules are also checked for
malware using VirusTotal.

Please note, the information below
is for guidance only and neither of
these methods should be considered
an endorsement by Puppet.

Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Nov 8th 2013

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'reidmv-yamlfile', '0.2.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add reidmv-yamlfile
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install reidmv-yamlfile --version 0.2.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.

Tags: utility, yaml


reidmv/yamlfile — version 0.2.0 Nov 8th 2013


yamlfile module with yaml_setting type+provider, a la Chris Price’ inifile module / ini_setting type+provider

This is an experimental utility module allowing for more dynamic configuration of the myriad of yaml files used to configure various yaml-configured ruby applications with finer grained control than templates would easily allow.

A rapid prototype provider is included built using Adrien Thebo’s filemapper utility module. It won’t account for comments but it mostly works.


The type interface is probably the hardest part and is largely a design question. The prototype says screw it, K.I.S.S., and assumes hashes are the most common thing to be dealing with for yaml configuration files. As such a pair of resources given as:

should result in a file e.g. /tmp/example1.yaml:

Known Issues

Right now the type design doesn't allow for ruby symbols to be used as keys.

There are no tests.