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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook by Matthias Marschall

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Managing your workstation

You know the drill. You get a brand new MacBook and need to set up all your software—again. Chef can help here, too.

We will have a look at how to install applications and tweak settings on your local development box with Chef.

Tip

This example is based on recipes for OS X only, but you can tweak it to run on Windows or Linux, too.

Getting ready

Follow the instructions given in the Installing Chef on your workstation section in Chapter 1, Chef Infrastructure, to get the basic Chef environment working on your box.

First, we need to prepare our own repository for our individual setup:

  1. Fork the github.com/mmarschall/osx-workstation repository:
  2. Clone it to your local development box, replacing <YOUR GITHUB USER> with the name of ...

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