knife bash completion – with fixed environments autocomplete

Steven Danna has written the best knife bash completion script that I’ve seen for use with managing chef servers and the chef software by opscode.

Update: Steven has now made an update so this is working!

There was always one little thing wrong with it though:

knife environment edit (etc) would not autocomplete – it would give an error

The error was:

-bash: _chef_environments: command not found

The solution is pretty simple – you just need to edit the script and transpose two letters that were a typo from the knife_completion.sh file:

_chef_environemnts

should actually be:

_chef_environments

The difference is hard to spot but it’s key.

Two other scripts for knife completion (that I don’t like as much) are this one by avishai-ish-shalom and a spinoff by vindimy – I think they are slower and not as user friendly.

If you use zsh instead of bash there is also a zsh knife plugin which is part of oh-my-zsh that seems pretty good.

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