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knife-cookbook-site - The man page for the knife cookbook site subcommand. The Cookbooks Site API is used to provide access to the cookbooks community hosted at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. All of the cookbooks in the community are accessible through a RESTful API located at https://supermarket.getchef.com/api/v1/cookbooks by using any of the supported endpoints. In most cases, using knife and the knife cookbook site sub-command (and any of its arguments) is the recommended method of interacting with these cookbooks, but in some cases, using the Cookbooks Site API directly may make sense. The knife cookbook site subcommand is used to interact with cookbooks that are located at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. A user account is required for any community actions that write data to this site. The following arguments do not require a user account: download, search, install, and list.
The following options may be used with any of the arguments available to the knife cookbook site subcommand: --chef-zero-port PORT The port on which chef-zero will listen. -c CONFIG_FILE, --config CONFIG_FILE The configuration file to use. -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. -k KEY, --key KEY The private key that knife will use to sign requests made by the API client to the Chef server. --[no-]color Use to view colored output. --print-after Use to show data after a destructive operation. -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, --verbose Set for more verbose outputs. Use -VV for maximum verbosity. -v, --version The version of the chef-client. -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.
The download argument is used to download a cookbook from the community website. A cookbook will be downloaded as a tar.gz archive and placed in the current working directory. If a cookbook (or cookbook version) has been deprecated and the --force option is not used, knife will alert the user that the cookbook is deprecated and then will provide the name of the most recent non-deprecated version of that cookbook. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site download COOKBOOK_NAME [COOKBOOK_VERSION] (options) Options This argument has the following options: COOKBOOK_VERSION The version of a cookbook to be downloaded. If a cookbook has only one version, this option does not need to be specified. If a cookbook has more than one version and this option is not specified, the most recent version of the cookbook will be downloaded. -f FILE, --file FILE The file to which a cookbook download is written. --force Use to overwrite an existing directory. Examples To download the cookbook getting-started, enter: $ knife cookbook site download getting-started to return something like: Downloading getting-started from the cookbooks site at version 0.3.0 to /Users/sdanna/opscodesupport/getting-started-0.3.0.tar.gz Cookbook saved: /Users/sdanna/opscodesupport/getting-started-0.3.0.tar.gz
The install argument is used to install a cookbook that has been downloaded from the community site to a local git repository . This action uses the git version control system in conjunction with the https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks site to install community-contributed cookbooks to the local chef-repo. Using this argument does the following: 1. A new "pristine copy" branch is created in git for tracking the upstream. 2. All existing versions of a cookbook are removed from the branch. 3. The cookbook is downloaded from https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks in the tar.gz format. 4. The downloaded cookbook is untarred and its contents are committed to git and a tag is created. 5. The "pristine copy" branch is merged into the master branch. This process allows the upstream cookbook in the master branch to be modified while letting git maintain changes as a separate patch. When an updated upstream version becomes available, those changes can be merged while maintaining any local modifications. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site install COOKBOOK_NAME [COOKBOOK_VERSION] (options) Options This argument has the following options: -b, --use-current-branch Use to ensure that the current branch is used. -B BRANCH, --branch BRANCH The name of the default branch. This will default to the master branch. COOKBOOK_VERSION The version of the cookbook to be installed. If a version is not specified, the most recent version of the cookbook will be installed. -D, --skip-dependencies Use to ensure that all cookbooks to which the installed cookbook has a dependency will not be installed. -o PATH:PATH, --cookbook-path PATH:PATH The directory in which cookbooks are created. This can be a colon-separated path. Examples To install the cookbook getting-started, enter: $ knife cookbook site install getting-started to return something like: Installing getting-started to /Users/sdanna/opscodesupport/.chef/../cookbooks Checking out the master branch. Creating pristine copy branch chef-vendor-getting-started Downloading getting-started from the cookbooks site at version 0.3.0 to /Users/sdanna/opscodesupport/.chef/../cookbooks/getting-started.tar.gz Cookbook saved: /Users/sdanna/opscodesupport/.chef/../cookbooks/getting-started.tar.gz Removing pre-existing version. Uncompressing getting-started version /Users/sdanna/opscodesupport/.chef/../cookbooks. removing downloaded tarball 1 files updated, committing changes Creating tag cookbook-site-imported-getting-started-0.3.0 Checking out the master branch. Updating 4d44b5b..b4c32f2 Fast-forward cookbooks/getting-started/README.rdoc | 4 +++ cookbooks/getting-started/attributes/default.rb | 1 + cookbooks/getting-started/metadata.json | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++ cookbooks/getting-started/metadata.rb | 6 ++++ cookbooks/getting-started/recipes/default.rb | 23 +++++++++++++++ .../templates/default/chef-getting-started.txt.erb | 5 +++ 6 files changed, 68 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 cookbooks/getting-started/README.rdoc create mode 100644 cookbooks/getting-started/attributes/default.rb create mode 100644 cookbooks/getting-started/metadata.json create mode 100644 cookbooks/getting-started/metadata.rb create mode 100644 cookbooks/getting-started/recipes/default.rb create mode 100644 cookbooks/getting-started/templates/default/chef-getting-started.txt.erb Cookbook getting-started version 0.3.0 successfully installed
The list argument is used to view a list of cookbooks that are currently available at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site list Options This argument has the following options: -w, --with-uri Use to show the corresponding URIs. Examples To view a list of cookbooks at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks server, enter: $ knife cookbook site list to return: 1password homesick rabbitmq 7-zip hostname rabbitmq-management AmazonEC2Tag hosts rabbitmq_chef R hosts-awareness rackspaceknife accounts htop radiant ack-grep hudson rails activemq icinga rails_enterprise ad id3lib redis-package ad-likewise iftop redis2 ant iis redmine [...truncated...]
The search argument is used to search for a cookbook at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. A search query is used to return a list of cookbooks at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks and uses the same syntax as the knife search sub-command. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site search SEARCH_QUERY (options) Options This command does not have any specific options. Examples To search for all of the cookbooks that can be used with Apache, enter: $ knife cookbook site search apache* to return something like: apache2: cookbook: https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/apache2 cookbook_description: Installs and configures apache2 using Debian symlinks with helper definitions cookbook_maintainer: opscode cookbook_name: apache2 instiki: cookbook: https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/instiki cookbook_description: Installs instiki, a Ruby on Rails wiki server under passenger+Apache2. cookbook_maintainer: jtimberman cookbook_name: instiki kickstart: cookbook: https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/kickstart cookbook_description: Creates apache2 vhost and serves a kickstart file. cookbook_maintainer: opscode cookbook_name: kickstart [...truncated...]
The share argument is used to add a cookbook to https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. This action will require a user account and a certificate for https://supermarket.getchef.com. By default, knife will use the user name and API key that is identified in the configuration file used during the upload; otherwise these values must be specified on the command line or in an alternate configuration file. If a cookbook already exists on https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks, then only an owner or maintainer of that cookbook can make updates. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site share COOKBOOK_NAME CATEGORY (options) Options This argument has the following options: CATEGORY The cookbook category: "Databases", "Web Servers", "Process Management", "Monitoring & Trending", "Programming Languages", "Package Management", "Applications", "Networking", "Operating Systems & Virtualization", "Utilities", or "Other". -n, --dry-run Use to take no action and only print out results. Default: false. -o PATH:PATH, --cookbook-path PATH:PATH The directory in which cookbooks are created. This can be a colon-separated path. Examples To share a cookbook named apache2: $ knife cookbook site share "apache2" "Web Servers"
The show argument is used to view information about a cookbook on https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site show COOKBOOK_NAME [COOKBOOK_VERSION] Options This argument has the following options: COOKBOOK_VERSION The version of a cookbook to be shown. If a cookbook has only one version, this option does not need to be specified. If a cookbook has more than one version and this option is not specified, a list of cookbook versions will be returned. Examples To show the details for a cookbook named haproxy: $ knife cookbook site show haproxy to return something like: average_rating: category: Networking created_at: 2009-10-25T23:51:07Z description: Installs and configures haproxy external_url: latest_version: https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/1_0_3 maintainer: opscode name: haproxy updated_at: 2011-06-30T21:53:25Z versions: https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/1_0_3 https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/1_0_2 https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/1_0_1 https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/1_0_0 https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/0_8_1 https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/0_8_0 https://supermarket.chef.io/api/v1/cookbooks/haproxy/versions/0_7_0 To view information in JSON format, use the -F common option as part of the command like this: $ knife role show devops -F json Other formats available include text, yaml, and pp.
The unshare argument is used to stop the sharing of a cookbook at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks. Only the maintainer of a cookbook may perform this action. Syntax This argument has the following syntax: $ knife cookbook site unshare COOKBOOK_NAME Options This command does not have any specific options. Examples To unshare a cookbook named getting-started, enter: $ knife cookbook site unshare getting-started
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