NAME¶knife-tag - The man page for the knife tag subcommand. A tag is a custom description that is applied to a node. A tag, once applied, can be helpful when managing nodes using knife or when building recipes by providing alternate methods of grouping similar types of information. The knife tag subcommand is used to apply tags to nodes on a Chef server.
COMMON OPTIONS¶The following options may be used with any of the arguments available to the knife tag subcommand:
- --chef-zero-port PORT
- The port on which chef-zero will listen.
- -c CONFIG_FILE, --config CONFIG_FILE
- The configuration file to use.
- -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 view colored output.
- Use to show data after a destructive operation.
- -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, --verbose
- Set for more verbose outputs. Use -VV for maximum verbosity.
- -v, --version
- The version of the chef-client.
- -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.
CREATE¶The create argument is used to add one or more tags to a node. Syntax This argument has the following syntax:
$ knife tag create NODE_NAME [TAG...]
Options This command does not have any specific options. Examples To create tags named seattle, portland, and vancouver, enter:
$ knife tag create node seattle portland vancouver
DELETE¶The delete argument is used to delete one or more tags from a node. Syntax This argument has the following syntax:
$ knife tag delete NODE_NAME [TAG...]
Options This command does not have any specific options. Examples To delete tags named denver and phoenix, enter:
$ knife tag delete node denver phoenix
Type Y to confirm a deletion.
LIST¶The list argument is used to list all of the tags that have been applied to a node. Syntax This argument has the following syntax:
$ knife tag list [NODE_NAME...]
Options This command does not have any specific options.