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Learn About Cookbooks

What is a cookbook?

A cookbook is the fundamental unit of configuration and policy distribution in Chef Infra. Each cookbook defines a scenario, such as everything needed to install and configure PostgreSQL, and then it contains all of the components that are required to support that scenario.

How do I use a cookbook?

Interact with cookbooks by using the knife cookbook commands. With knife cookbook, you can create, delete, show, list, download and upload cookbooks on your Chef Infra Server. Read the knife cookbook commands documentation for more information.

How do I share a cookbook?

In order to share and interact with cookbooks on Supermarket, use the knife supermarket commands. The documentation for knife supermarket explains how to download, share, unshare, search, install and list cookbooks on Supermarket. You can also interact with the Supermarket API directly.

How do I adopt a cookbook?

Select a cookbook from the list of adoptable cookbooks and click the "Adopt me!" button.