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

       The knife deps subcommand is used to identify dependencies for a node, role, or cookbook.

       Common Options

       The following options can be run with all Knife sub-commands and plug-ins:

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

              Indicates that colored output will be used.

       -d, --disable-editing
              Indicates that $EDITOR will not be opened; data will be accepted as-is.

              Indicates  that  Knife  will  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 FILE_NAME, --file FILE_NAME
              Indicates that the private key will be saved to a specified file name.

       -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

              Indicates that color will not be used in the output.

       -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
              The user password.

              Indicates that data will be shown after a destructive operation.

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

       -u USER, --user USER
              The user name used by Knife to sign requests made by the API client to the  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
              Indicates  that  the  response  to all confirmation prompts will be "Yes" (and that
              Knife will not ask for confirmation).


       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife deps (options)


       This subcommand has the following options:

       --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.

              The number of allowed concurrent connections. Default: 10.

              Use  --recurse  to list dependencies recursively. This option can only be used when
              --tree is set to true. Default: --no-recurse.

              Indicates that dependencies will be determined from objects located on  the  server
              instead of the local chef-repo. Default: false.

       --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.

       --tree Indicates that dependencies  are  shown  in  a  visual  tree  structure  (including
              duplicates, if they exist). Default: false.


       To find the dependencies for a node:

       $ knife deps nodes/node_name.json

       To find the dependencies for a role:

       $ knife deps roles/role_name.json

       To find the dependencies for a cookbook:

       $ knife deps cookbooks/cookbook_name.json

       To find the dependencies for an environment:

       $ knife deps environments/environment_name.json

       To   find   the  dependencies  for  a  combination  of  nodes,  cookbooks,  roles,  and/or

       $ knife deps cookbooks/git.json cookbooks/github.json roles/base.json environments/desert.json nodes/mynode.json

       To use a wildcard to return all the child nodes:

       $ knife deps environments/*.json

       Use the --tree option to view the results with structure:

       $ knife deps roles/webserver.json

       to return something like:


       To pass the output of knife deps to knife upload, do something like the following:

       $ knife upload `knife deps nodes/*.json

       To pass the output of knife deps to knife xargs:

       $ knife deps nodes/*.json | xargs knife upload



                                           Chef 11.8.0                              KNIFE-DEPS(1)