Simple Report Handler of Updated Resources
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use instance variable @line_prefix instead of undefined line_prefix


Chef report handler to display resources updated in the Chef Run.


This report handler should be installed into the Ruby environment used by Chef. This can be done with /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem or c:\opscode\embedded\bin\gem. Or, it can be installed using the chef_gem resource.


Configure /etc/chef/client.rb or other config file:

require 'chef/handler/updated_resources'
report_handlers <<

Optionally, pass an argument specifying a prefix for updated resource messages. The default is ' ' (two spaces). This may make it easier to grep for updated resources, depending on your tooling.

require 'chef/handler/updated_resources'
report_handlers <<'GREPME')

Or, use the chef_handler cookbook.

chef_gem 'chef-handler-updated-resources' do
  compile_time true

chef_handler 'SimpleReport::UpdatedResources' do
  source 'chef/handler/updated_resources'
  action :enable

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  • Author: Joshua Timberman

  • Copyright 2011-2015, Joshua Timberman

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