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Spencer Owen

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and preserve change amid order - Alfred North Whitehead

Knife list chef versions

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If you want to list the version of chef that is installed on all machines, you can do so with knife.

knife search 'name:foobar' -a chef_packages.chef.version
1 items found
  chef_packages.chef.version: 12.21.3

For me, this is helpful when cookbooks have specific cookbook requirements in their metadata.rb, and you want to know if you can run it.


chef_version '>= 12.17.0'
chef_version '< 13.0.0'