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KNIFE-DELETE(1) knife delete KNIFE-DELETE(1)

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).
Syntax
This subcommand has the following syntax:
$ knife delete [PATTERN...] (options)


Options
This subcommand has the following options:
--both
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.
--[no-]color
Use to view colored output.
--concurrency
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.
--defaults
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.
--local
Use to delete only the local copy of an object. (A remote copy will not be deleted.) Default: false.
--print-after
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.

AUTHOR

Chef
Chef 12.0