Knife plugin to generate README.md from metadata.rb
Ruby
Latest commit dcad1fe Nov 19, 2014 @mlafeldt Merge pull request #7 from ldanz/stub_time
Fix broken test by stubbing current time to be in 2013

README.md

knife-cookbook-readme

This is a Knife plugin to generate a skeleton README.md file from a cookbook's metadata.rb file.

  • create the first bits of documentation you can build upon
  • write documentation that is consistent among your or your team's cookbooks
  • implement the DRY/SPOT rule (metadata.rb is the authoritative source of information)

Installation

You can install the plugin via RubyGems:

$ gem install knife-cookbook-readme

Alternatively, you can install the plugin from source:

$ git clone git://github.com/mlafeldt/knife-cookbook-readme.git
$ cd knife-cookbook-readme/
$ bundle install
$ bundle exec rake install

Afterwards, the new knife command knife cookbook readme from FILE will be available.

Usage

knife cookbook readme from FILE (options)

    -t, --template FILE              Set template file used to render README.md

Examples:

    knife cookbook readme from path/to/metadata.rb
    knife cookbook readme from path/to/metadata.rb --template README.md.erb

Note that the command will write the generated output to STDOUT. Simply redirect the output to README.md to write to a file.

Alternatives

Here is a list of other documentation tools for Chef (sorted alphabetically):

License

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

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