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PyCharm supports the Puppet language syntax and allows you to work with Puppet modules and environments. These capabilities are implemented by utilizing the Puppet Support plugin.

The main supported features are:


The following gems are required to work with Puppet modules and environments:

Opening Puppet Modules and Environments

PyCharm automatically recognizes opened Puppet modules or environments (for instance, by availability of metadata.json or environment.conf files) and marks them with corresponding icons in the project tree.

puppet project created

After opening a module or environment, you can install its dependencies.

Installing Dependencies

PyCharm allows you to install the module/environment dependencies specified in the following files:

  • If the module contains a .fixtures.yml file, PyCharm will install dependencies using rake tasks into the spec/fixtures/modules directory. In this case, the IDE does not check next sources.
  • If there is a Puppetfile, PyCharm installs dependencies using librarian-puppet into the .dependencies directory (or to modules for environments).
  • In case of a project contains metadata.json, PyCharm installs dependencies using librarian-puppet in the same way as from the Puppetfile.

To install the module/environment dependencies, right-click the module in the Project tool window and select Install dependencies for module <name> or Install dependencies for environment <name>.

Configuring Puppet-related Settings

The Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S) allows you to configure the following settings related to Puppet:

  • The Language and Frameworks | Puppet page allows you to configure the Puppet language version and the path to librarian-puppet.
  • Editor | Code Style | Puppet contains code style settings for the Puppet language.
  • Editor | Inspections allows you to configure inspection settings.
  • On the Editor | Live templates page, you can create custom live templates for the Puppet language in the same way as for other languages.
    puppet live templates
Last modified: 14 July 2018

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