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

       The knife xargs subcommand is used to build and execute command lines against objects on a
       server using standard input.

       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 xargs [PATTERN...] (options)


       This subcommand has the following options:

       -0     Indicates  that a NULL character (\0) will be used as a separator, instead of white
              space. Default: false.

       --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 to show a diff when a file changes. Default: --diff.

              Use to prevent changes from being uploaded to the server. Default: false.

              Use  to  force  the  upload  of  files  even if they haven't been changed. Default:

              Indicates that a command line will be built or executed against a local  file.  Set
              to false to build or execute against a remote file. Default: false.

       -n MAX_ARGS, --max-args MAX_ARGS
              The maximum number of arguments per command line. Default: nil.

       -s LENGTH, --max-chars LENGTH
              The maximum size (in characters) for a command line. Default: nil.

       -p [PATTERN...], --pattern [PATTERN...]
              One  (or more) patterns for a command line. If this option is not specified, a list
              of patterns may be expected on standard input. Default: nil.

              Use to define a string that will be used to replace all occurrences of a file name.
              Default: nil.

       -J REPLACE_STRING, --replace-first REPLACE_STRING
              Use  to define a string that will be used to replace the first occurrence of a file
              name. Default: nil.

       --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 value: default.

       -t     Indicates that the print command will be run on the command line. Default: nil.


       To use the output of knife deps to pass a command to knife xargs. For example:

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



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