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NAME

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

       The  knife configure subcommand is used to create the knife.rb and client.rb files so that
       they can be distributed to workstations and nodes.

       Syntax

       This subcommand has the following syntax when creating a knife.rb file:

          $ knife configure (options)

       and the following syntax when creating a client.rb file:

          $ knife configure client DIRECTORY

       Options

       This subcommand has the following options:

       --admin-client-key PATH
              The path to the private key used by the client, typically a file named admin.pem.

       --admin-client-name NAME
              The name of the client, typically the name of the admin client.

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

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

       --[no-]color
              Use to view colored output.

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

       --defaults
              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.

       -i, --initial
              Use   to   create   a   API   client,   typically  an  administrator  client  on  a
              freshly-installed Chef server.

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

       --print-after
              Use to show data after a destructive operation.

       -r REPO, --repository REPO
              The path to the chef-repo.

       -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.

       --validation-client-name NAME
              The name of the validation client.

       --validation-key PATH
              The path to the  validation  key  used  by  the  client,  typically  a  file  named
              validation.pem.

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

       -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.

       Examples

          $ knife configure

          $ knife configure client '/directory'

AUTHOR

       Chef

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