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

       The knife show subcommand is used to view the details of one (or more) objects on the Chef
       server. This subcommand works similar to knife cookbook show, knife data bag  show,  knife
       environment  show,  knife  node  show,  and knife role show, but with a single verb (and a
       single action).


       This subcommand has the following syntax:

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


       This subcommand has the following options:

       -a ATTR, --attribute ATTR
              The attribute (or attributes) to show.

       -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 show local files instead of remote files.

              Use to show data after a destructive operation.

       --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.


       To show all cookbooks in the cookbooks/ directory:

          $ knife show cookbooks/

       or, (if already in the cookbooks/ directory in the local chef-repo):

          $ knife show

          $ knife show roles/ environments/



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