knife-role-convert helps convert existing roles into recipes to be placed into role cookbooks.
This plugin can be installed as a Ruby Gem.
gem install knife-role-convert
You can also copy the source repository and install it using +rake install+.
knife role convert ROLE -c COOKBOOK -r RECIPE
knife role convert take a single role and spits an equivalent recipe to stdout. The -c and -r options allow you to specify the intended name of the cookbook and recipe you wish the generated code to be saved as. In this release of knife-role-convert this currently only modifies the header of the generated recipe.