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

       The  knife  serve  subcommand  is  used  to  run  a persistent chef-zero against the local
       chef-repo. (chef-zero is a lightweight Chef  server  that  runs  in-memory  on  the  local
       machine.)  This  is  the  same as running the chef-client executable with the --local-mode
       option. The chef_repo_path is located automatically and the Chef server will bind  to  the
       first  available  port between 8889 and 9999. knife serve will print the URL for the local
       Chef server, so that it may be added to the knife.rb file.


       This subcommand has the following syntax:

          $ knife serve (options)


       This subcommand has the following options:

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

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

       -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 view colored output.

              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, --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-SERVE(1)