Are subdirectories suported under files folder?


#1

Hello,

I found confusing information about support for subfolders in chef. I found that subfolders are not supported under “recipes” etc but “files” are not speficially mentioned and they works for sure with chef-zero. So are subfolders under “files” supported with chef server?
I have files in subfolder of “files” and those are copied to root of files folder with no subfolder being created with “knife cookbook upload” command


#2

You can nest stuff under files/ as deeply as you want. This is mostly used with the remote_directory resource, otherwise it’s not super useful. If you have enough files in one cookbook that you need to organize them, you probably have too many. Chef isn’t a (good) file distribution tool, OS packages are usually better.