NAME¶knife-delete - The man page for the knife delete subcommand.
The knife delete subcommand is used to delete an object from a Chef server. This subcommand works similar to knife cookbook delete, knife data bag delete, knife environment delete, knife node delete, and knife role delete, but with a single verb (and a single action).
This subcommand has the following syntax:
$ knife delete [PATTERN...] (options)
This subcommand has the following options:
- Use to delete both local and remote copies of an object. Default: false.
- -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 delete only the local copy of an object. (A remote copy will not be deleted.) Default: false.
- Use to show data after a destructive operation.
- -r, --[no-]recurse
- Use --recurse to delete directories recursively. Default: --no-recurse.
- --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 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.