Chef “Share This” script

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I wrote this little script to upload the current cookbook to the Chef Supermarket.
It should be run from within the cookbook’s directory.

knife cookbook site share -o ../ $(basename $(realpath .)) -c ~/.chef/knife-supermarket.rb

Where my supermarket config is as simple as:


Interesting points:

  • I’m using a specific Knife config file (that references the Supermarket credentials file)
  • The entire -o ../ $(basename $(realpath .)) bit tells Knife our “cookbook library” is .. (the parent directory) and the “cookbook name” is our current directory’s name.
    Assuming we’re running the script in ~/projects/cookbooks/backslasher-python, it’ll be similar to -o ~/projects/cookbooks/ backslasher-python