Section: System Administration Utilities (8) Updated: August 2009 Local index
chef-client: - Runs a client node connecting to a chef-server.
-S, --server CHEFSERVERURL
The chef server URL
-c, --config CONFIG
The configuration file to use
Daemonize the process
-g, --group GROUP
Group to set privilege to
-i, --interval SECONDS
Run chef-client periodically, in seconds
Load attributes from a JSON file or URL
-l, --log_level LEVEL
Set the log level (debug, info, warn, error, fatal)
-L, --logfile LOGLOCATION
Set the log file location, defaults to STDOUT - recommended for daemonizing
Ensures logging goes to STDOUT as well as to other configured log location(s).
-N, --node-name NODE_NAME
The node name for this client
-s, --splay SECONDS
The splay time for running at intervals, in seconds
-u, --user USER
User to set privilege to
-t, --token TOKEN
Set the openid validation token
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Full documentation for Chef and chef-client is located on the Chef wiki, http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Home.
Chef was written by Adam Jacob < firstname.lastname@example.org> of Opscode ( http://www.opscode.com), with contributions from the community.
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