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Introduction

Unearths one or more artifacts about a Mac. Run it standalone to output to stdout; import it into your own scripts; use it with the --jss argument to work it into a Jamf Extension Attribute.

Usage

usage: unearth [-h] [--list] [--version] [--jss [[...]]] [--quiet [[...]]] ...

Returns one or more artifacts about this Mac

positional arguments:
remnants

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
--list, -l            list categories
--version, -v         show the version number
--jss [ [ ...]], -j [ [ ...]]
                        return in jss format
--quiet [ [ ...]], -q [ [ ...]]
                        return only the values

Examples

$ ./unearth primary_interface console_user battery_percentage
battery_percentage => 65
console_user => chilcote
primary_interface => en0

$ ./unearth --quiet primary_interface console_user battery_percentage
65
chilcote
en0

$ ./unearth --jss primary_interface console_user battery_percentage
<result>65
chilcote
en0</result>

Excavate Module

If you wish, you may import the Excavate() module into your very own python scripts:

>>> from excavate import Excavate
>>> artifacts = Excavate()
>>> gimme_artifacts = artifacts.get(['primary_interface', 'console_user', 'battery_percentage'])
>>> print gimme_artifacts
{'battery_percentage': '70', 'console_user': u'chilcote', 'primary_interface': u'en0'}

Adding Artifacts

Add your own modules that artifacts subdirectory. They must have a fact() function that returns a dictionary of keys and values.

factoid = 'favorite_book'

def fact():
    '''Returns my favorite book'''
    return {factoid: ['John Kennedy Toole', 'A Confederacy of Dunces']}

About

Some of these facts are taken from the godawful pyfacts script I've failed to maintain for the past few years.

I've wanted to break these up into modules for a long time. Inspiration came via the inimitable Greg Neagle's vastly more hip munki-facts scripts. My apologies to Greg for once again bastardizing his code, and again I thank him for resisting the urge to put out a restraining order on me. As an offering of good faith, all of the facts herein are of a standard format and should work within munki-facts.

License

Copyright 2017-Present Joseph Chilcote

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

	http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Code shamelessly ripped off from munki-facts is licensed here.

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