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knife-deps - The man page for the knife deps subcommand.
The knife deps subcommand is used to identify dependencies for a node, role, or cookbook.
This subcommand has the following syntax:
$ knife deps (options)
This subcommand has the following options:
-c CONFIG_FILE, --config CONFIG_FILE
The configuration file to use.
The path to the chef-repo. This setting will override the default path to the
chef-repo. Default: same as specified by chef_repo_path in config.rb.
The port on which chef-zero will listen.
Use to view colored output.
The number of allowed concurrent connections. Default: 10.
Use to prevent the $EDITOR from being opened and to accept data as-is.
Use to have knife use the default value instead of asking a user to provide one.
-e EDITOR, --editor EDITOR
The $EDITOR that is used for all interactive commands.
-E ENVIRONMENT, --environment ENVIRONMENT
The name of the environment. When this option is added to a command, the command
will run only against the named environment.
-F FORMAT, --format FORMAT
The output format: summary (default), text, json, yaml, and pp.
Shows help for the command.
-k KEY, --key KEY
The private key that knife will use to sign requests made by the API client to the
Use to show data after a destructive operation.
Use --recurse to list dependencies recursively. This option can only be used when
--tree is set to true. Default: --no-recurse.
Use to determine dependencies from objects located on the Chef server instead of in
the local chef-repo. Default: false.
The layout of the local chef-repo. Possible values: static, everything, or
hosted_everything. Use static for just roles, environments, cookbooks, and data
bags. By default, everything and hosted_everything are dynamically selected
depending on the server type. Default: everything / hosted_everything.
-s URL, --server-url URL
The URL for the Chef server.
--tree Use to show dependencies in a visual tree structure (including duplicates, if they
exist). Default: false.
-u USER, --user USER
The user name used by knife to sign requests made by the API client to the Chef
server. Authentication will fail if the user name does not match the private key.
The version of the chef-client.
Set for more verbose outputs. Use -VV for maximum verbosity.
Use to respond to all confirmation prompts with "Yes". knife will not ask for
Use to run the chef-client in local mode. This allows all commands that work
against the Chef server to also work against the local chef-repo.
$ knife deps nodes/node_name.json
$ knife deps roles/role_name.json
$ knife deps cookbooks/cookbook_name.json
$ knife deps environments/environment_name.json
To find the dependencies for a combination of nodes, cookbooks, roles, and/or
$ knife deps cookbooks/git.json cookbooks/github.json roles/base.json environments/desert.json nodes/mynode.json
A wildcard can be used to return all of the child nodes. For example, all of the
$ knife deps environments/*.json
Use the --tree option to view the results with structure:
$ knife deps roles/webserver.json
to return something like:
The output of knife deps can be passed to knife upload:
$ knife upload `knife deps nodes/*.json
The output of knife deps can be passed to knife xargs:
$ knife deps nodes/*.json | xargs knife upload
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