Use the knife delete subcommand 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).
This subcommand has the following syntax:
$ knife delete [PATTERN...] (options)
Review the list of common options available to this (and all) knife subcommands and plugins.
This subcommand has the following options:
- Delete both local and remote copies of an object. Default: false.
- --chef-repo-path PATH
- The path to the chef-repo. This setting will override the default path to the chef-repo. Default: same value as specified by chef_repo_path in client.rb.
- The number of allowed concurrent connections. Default: 10.
- Delete only the local copy of an object. A remote copy will not be deleted. Default: false.
- -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.
See knife.rb for more information about how to add certain knife options as settings in the knife.rb file.