Chef PowerShell write-host


#1

All,

I have a bunch of write-host statements in a powershell block in a recipe.

When I run the script using powershell on the local machine, the write-host output writes the messages to the console.

When I run it via the chef-run it doesn’t:

[2015-05-08T09:30:48+01:00] INFO: powershell_script[rename_hostname] ran successfully

- execute "powershell.exe" -NoLogo -NonInteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -InputFormat None -File

“C:/Users/ADMINI~1/AppData/Local/Temp/1/chef-script20150508-2840-aitigl.ps1”
[2015-05-08T09:30:48+01:00] INFO: Chef Run complete in 57.125115 seconds

How do I get the chef-run to write the write-host commands to the console on the run?

Cheers,
Simon.


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#2

The simple answer is, “you don’t”. What’s the purpose or intention? Do you want additional logging? If so, that’s where the log resource comes into play and may suggest areas where you are doing to many steps in one powershell resource or may be a good place to build a lightweight resource provider (LWRP).

Steve

Steven Murawski
Community Software Development Engineer @ Chef
Microsoft MVP - PowerShell
http://stevenmurawski.com [http://stevenmurawski.com/]
On 5/8/2015 3:37:26 AM, Simon Hawkins simon.hawkins@totaljobsgroup.com wrote:
All,

I have a bunch of write-host statements in a powershell block in a recipe.

When I run the script using powershell on the local machine, the write-host output writes the messages to the console.

When I run it via the chef-run it doesn’t:

[2015-05-08T09:30:48+01:00] INFO: powershell_script[rename_hostname] ran successfully

- execute "powershell.exe" -NoLogo -NonInteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -InputFormat None -File

“C:/Users/ADMINI~1/AppData/Local/Temp/1/chef-script20150508-2840-aitigl.ps1”
[2015-05-08T09:30:48+01:00] INFO: Chef Run complete in 57.125115 seconds

How do I get the chef-run to write the write-host commands to the console on the run?

Cheers,
Simon.
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#3

Try using the -l debug flag to your chef runs. You’ll have to sift through
a lot of junk but the output should be there.

Use it for debugging but don’t rely on the output from the script for your
recipes to work or as a regular thing for you to read.

You can use Chef::Log. in your recipes for output in a Chef run.

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Steven Murawski <steven.murawski@gmail.com

wrote:

The simple answer is, “you don’t”. What’s the purpose or intention? Do
you want additional logging? If so, that’s where the log resource comes
into play and may suggest areas where you are doing to many steps in one
powershell resource or may be a good place to build a lightweight resource
provider (LWRP).

Steve

Steven Murawski
Community Software Development Engineer @ Chef
Microsoft MVP - PowerShell
http://stevenmurawski.com

On 5/8/2015 3:37:26 AM, Simon Hawkins simon.hawkins@totaljobsgroup.com
wrote:

All,

I have a bunch of write-host statements in a powershell block in a recipe.

When I run the script using powershell on the local machine, the
write-host output writes the messages to the console.

When I run it via the chef-run it doesn’t:

[2015-05-08T09:30:48+01:00] INFO: powershell_script[rename_hostname] ran
successfully

- execute "powershell.exe" -NoLogo -NonInteractive -NoProfile

-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -InputFormat None -File

“C:/Users/ADMINI~1/AppData/Local/Temp/1/chef-script20150508-2840-aitigl.ps1”

[2015-05-08T09:30:48+01:00] INFO: Chef Run complete in 57.125115 seconds

How do I get the chef-run to write the write-host commands to the console
on the run?

Cheers,

Simon.

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other than the Intended Recipient may constitute a breach of civil or
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