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  2. DOCUMENT-1017

Provide better documentation on structured executable facts

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: Facter
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      The documentation for external structured facts describes a top-level hash object containing keys that indicate facts to merge into the result:

      https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/6.4/external_facts.html

      The sections for "Executable facts on Unix" and "Executable facts on Windows" don't reference this to explain how they behave when JSON/YAML output is desired. This should be improved so that it's clearer that one cannot use the key=value output format to create structured data in Facter.

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              branan Branan Riley
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