Chef 12’s knife client will come with built-in support for Chef
Server’s partial search API. However, for those of you who will be
using Chef 11 for a while longer, you may be interested in
knife-psearch uses Chef Server’s partial search API to speed up
searches that return a large number of results.
I’ve just released 0.9.0, which
- Adds support for the -i option, which only prints the id’s of the
- Changes the default output for node search to match the output of knife search
- Makes the KEY_MAP argument optional, constructing partial searches
from the -a option, -i option, or defaults when possible.
The goal of these changes is to make the command a bit friendlier for
those used to the knife-search syntax. Bug reports are welcome on
Thanks to https://github.com/vgno/knife-psearch for inspiring the
improved command line syntax.
I’ll release 1.0 in 2 weeks provided no big bugs have been reported.