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Manual Reference Pages  -  KNIFE-XARGS (1)


knife-xargs - The man page for the knife xargs subcommand. \$1 \n[an-margin] level \n[rst2man-indent-level] level margin: \n[rst2man-indent\n[rst2man-indent-level]] - \n[rst2man-indent0] \n[rst2man-indent1] \n[rst2man-indent2]

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


This subcommand 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.
--dry-run Use to prevent changes from being uploaded to the Chef server. Default: false.
  Use to force the upload of files even if they haven\(aqt been changed. Default: --no-force.
  Use to define a string that will be used to replace all occurrences of a file name. Default: nil.
  Use to define a string that will be used to replace the first occurrence of a file name. Default: nil.
--local 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.
-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.
--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.
-s LENGTH, --max-chars LENGTH
  The maximum size (in characters) for a command line. Default: nil.
-t Indicates that the print command will be run on the command line. Default: nil.
  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.
  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.
--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 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.


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




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