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---
inMenu: true
directoryName: Custom Facts
---
Facter does everything it can to make adding custom facts easy. It will
autoload any files it finds in a ``facter/`` directory in its search
path, so you don't need to modify the package files. Also, Facter will
search through your environment for any variables whose names start with
'FACTER_' (case insensitive) and automatically add those facts.
As a simple example, here is how I publish my home directory to Puppet:
Facter.add("home") do
setcode do
ENV['HOME']
end
end
I have ~/lib/ruby in my $RUBYLIB environment variable, so I just created
~/lib/ruby/facter and dropped the above code into a ``home.rb`` file
within that directory.
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