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Mastering Chef Provisioning by Earl Waud

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Knife subcommands

Now that we have some help skills under our belt, let's take a look at some of the other knife subcommands in greater detail. Using the various knife subcommands, we will manage nodes, cookbooks, recipes, roles, and environments. We will also use knife to do searching of our Chef server data. All of this and more is available using Knife.

We will have a look at some of the most used commands, but also dig deeper into some of the less frequently used commands to better understand what they can do for us.

Knife Bootstrap

You use the knife bootstrap subcommand to install the chef-client on systems so that it can be used on those systems to communicate with the Chef server. The bootstrap process also registers the system with the Chef ...

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