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       knife-delete - The man page for the knife delete subcommand.

       The  knife  delete  subcommand  is  used  to  delete  an  object  from a Chef server. This
       subcommand  works  similar  to  knife  cookbook  delete,  knife  data  bag  delete,  knife
       environment  delete, knife node delete, and knife role delete, but with a single verb (and
       a single action).


       This subcommand has the following syntax:

          $ knife delete [PATTERN...] (options)


       This subcommand has the following options:

       --both Use to delete both local and remote copies of an object. Default: false.

       -c CONFIG_FILE, --config CONFIG_FILE
              The configuration file to use.

       --chef-repo-path PATH
              The path to the chef-repo. This setting will  override  the  default  path  to  the
              chef-repo. Default: same as specified by chef_repo_path in config.rb.

       --chef-zero-port PORT
              The port on which chef-zero will listen.

              Use to view colored output.

              The number of allowed concurrent connections. Default: 10.

       -d, --disable-editing
              Use to prevent the $EDITOR from being opened and to accept data as-is.

              Use to have knife use the default value instead of asking a user to provide one.

       -e EDITOR, --editor EDITOR
              The $EDITOR that is used for all interactive commands.

       -E ENVIRONMENT, --environment ENVIRONMENT
              The  name  of  the environment. When this option is added to a command, the command
              will run only against the named environment.

       -F FORMAT, --format FORMAT
              The output format: summary (default), text, json, yaml, and pp.

       -h, --help
              Shows help for the command.

       -k KEY, --key KEY
              The private key that knife will use to sign requests made by the API client to  the
              Chef server.

              Use  to  delete  only  the  local  copy  of  an  object. (A remote copy will not be
              deleted.) Default: false.

              Use to show data after a destructive operation.

       -r, --[no-]recurse
              Use --recurse to delete directories recursively. Default: --no-recurse.

       --repo-mode MODE
              The layout  of  the  local  chef-repo.  Possible  values:  static,  everything,  or
              hosted_everything.  Use  static  for  just roles, environments, cookbooks, and data
              bags.  By  default,  everything  and  hosted_everything  are  dynamically  selected
              depending on the server type. Default: everything / hosted_everything.

       -s URL, --server-url URL
              The URL for the Chef server.

       -u USER, --user USER
              The  user  name  used  by knife to sign requests made by the API client to the Chef
              server. Authentication will fail if the user name does not match the private key.

       -v, --version
              The version of the chef-client.

       -V, --verbose
              Set for more verbose outputs. Use -VV for maximum verbosity.

       -y, --yes
              Use to respond to all confirmation prompts with  "Yes".  knife  will  not  ask  for

       -z, --local-mode
              Use  to  run  the  chef-client  in  local  mode. This allows all commands that work
              against the Chef server to also work against the local chef-repo.



                                            Chef 12.0                             KNIFE-DELETE(1)