knife list

Use the knife list subcommand to view a list of objects on the Chef server. This subcommand works similar to knife cookbook list, knife data bag list, knife environment list, knife node list, and knife role list, but with a single verb (and a single action).

Syntax

This subcommand has the following syntax:

$ knife list [PATTERN...] (options)

Options

Note

Review the list of common options available to this (and all) knife subcommands and plugins.

This subcommand has the following options:

-d
Prevent a directory’s children from showing when a directory matches a pattern.
-R
List directories recursively.

Note

See knife.rb for more information about how to add certain knife options as settings in the knife.rb file.

Examples

For example, to view a list of roles on the Chef server:

$ knife list roles/

To view a list of roles and environments on the Chef server:

$ knife list roles/ environments/

To view a list of absolutely everything on the Chef server:

$ knife list -R /