Is there a way to return from Chef recipe without rising an exception?
Say I have a long recipe. I want to add a ruby block to it's beginning which will check some condition (for example directory presence) and stop processing this recipe (but continue to execute the rest of run_list) without raising an exception if condition succeeds.
Conditional execution (only_if/not_if) doesn't solve the problem because I have to add the condition to every resource call in the recipe while there may be very many of them.
There is a comment in Opscode's wiki where the commenter asks about the same but no answer.