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  Puppet Strings Doc Server is the next generation Puppet module doc server.

This doc server uses YARD to generate project documentation on the fly, for both published Puppet modules as well as GitHub projects.

The public doc server is hosted at

It relies on:

Getting Started

This site is a public service and is community-supported. Patches and enhancements are welcome.

Running the doc server locally is easy:

$ git clone git://
$ cd
$ bundle install
$ rake gems:update
$ rackup

Rake tasks

Important rake tasks for deployment:

  • rake modules:update MODULE_UPDATER_PARTIAL=true - run regularly (hourly) to scrape the latest module releases from Puppet Forge.
  • rake modules:update - run infrequently (daily) to check all known Forge modules, for deletions etc.

For development:

  • rake modules:update MODULE_UPDATER_LIMIT=true - import only the first page of Forge modules for a small dataset, fast and reduces load.

Thanks is maintained by Dominic Cleal, and is unaffiliated to Puppet. was created by Loren Segal (YARD) and Nick Plante ( and is a project of DOCMETA, LLC. Additional help was provided by YARD's friendly developer community. Pull requests welcome!

(c) 2015 DOCMETA LLC, 2017 Dominic Cleal. This code is distributed under the MIT license.


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