This package is largely meant to be a library for collecting facts about your
system. These facts are mostly strings (i.e., not numbers), and are things
like the output of
uname, public ssh and cfengine keys, the number of
bin/facter for an example of the interface.
facter binary on the command for a full list of facts supported on your host.
Adding your own facts
See the Adding Facts page for details of how to add your own custom facts to Facter.
See http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/related-projects/facter for more details.