kitchen help for a quick reminder of what the
kitchen command provides:
$ kitchen help Commands: kitchen console # Kitchen Console! kitchen converge [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Change instance state to converge. Use a provisioner to configure one or more instances kitchen create [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Change instance state to create. Start one or more instances kitchen destroy [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Change instance state to destroy. Delete all information for one or more instances kitchen diagnose [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Show computed diagnostic configuration kitchen doctor INSTANCE|REGEXP # Check for common system problems kitchen exec INSTANCE|REGEXP -c REMOTE_COMMAND # Execute command on one or more instance kitchen help [COMMAND] # Describe available commands or one specific command kitchen init # Adds some configuration to your cookbook so Kitchen can rock kitchen list [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Lists one or more instances kitchen login INSTANCE|REGEXP # Log in to one instance kitchen package INSTANCE|REGEXP # package an instance kitchen setup [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Change instance state to setup. Prepare to run automated tests. Install busser and related gems on on... kitchen test [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Test (destroy, create, converge, setup, verify and destroy) one or more instances kitchen verify [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] # Change instance state to verify. Run automated tests on one or more instances kitchen version # Print Kitchen's version information
For more detailed help on a given subcommand, add it to end of the
help subcommand. Let’s take a look at the useful
kitchen diagnose subcommand. This particular command is helpful when trying to visualize the layers of kitchen configuration and troubleshoot.
$ kitchen help diagnose Usage: kitchen diagnose [INSTANCE|REGEXP|all] Options: [--loader], [--no-loader] # Include data loader diagnostics [--plugins], [--no-plugins] # Include plugin diagnostics [--instances], [--no-instances] # Include instances diagnostics # Default: true [--all], [--no-all] # Include all diagnostics -l, [--log-level=LOG_LEVEL] # Set the log level (debug, info, warn, error, fatal) [--log-overwrite], [--no-log-overwrite] # Set to false to prevent log overwriting each time Kitchen runs [--color], [--no-color] # Toggle color output for STDOUT logger -t, [--test-base-path=TEST_BASE_PATH] # Set the base path of the tests Show computed diagnostic configuration
Remember, you can also ask for assistance in the Chef Community Slack
#test-kitchen channel where community members can help answer questions.