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 server. It helps the administrator to manages

  • Nodes
  • Cookbooks and recipes
  • Roles
  • Stores of JSON data (data bags), including encrypted data
  • Environments
  • 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.

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