Knife is a command line tool used to interface with Chef.
Knife is a command-line tool that provides an interface between a local chef-repo and the chef server. It helps the administrator to manages
- Cookbooks and recipes
- Stores of JSON data (data bags), including encrypted data
- Cloud resources, including provisioning
- The installation of the chef-client on management workstations
- Searching of indexed data on the Chef server
The knife quick references can be found in this image.