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Interact with a Chef server from a local Chef repo. More information:

  • Bootstrap a new node:

knife bootstrap {{fqdn_or_ip}}

  • List all registered nodes:

knife node list

  • Show a node:

knife node show {{node_name}}

  • Edit a node:

knife node edit {{node_name}}

  • Edit a role:

knife role edit {{role_name}}

  • View a data bag:

knife data bag show {{data_bag_name}} {{data_bag_item}}

  • Upload a local cookbook to the Chef server:

knife cookbook upload {{cookbook_name}}