Command Line Interface


Where a prompt starts with (kayobe-venv) it is implied that the user has activated the Kayobe virtualenv. This can be done as follows:

$ source kayobe-venv/bin/activate

To deactivate the virtualenv:

(kayobe-venv) $ deactivate

To see information on how to use the kayobe CLI and the commands it provides:

(kayobe-venv) $ kayobe help

As the kayobe CLI is based on the cliff package (as used by the openstack client), it supports tab auto-completion of subcommands. This can be activated by generating and then sourcing the bash completion script:

(kayobe-venv) $ kayobe complete > kayobe-complete
(kayobe-venv) $ source kayobe-complete

Working with Ansible Vault

If Ansible vault has been used to encrypt Kayobe configuration files, it will be necessary to provide the kayobe command with access to vault password. There are three options for doing this:

Use kayobe --ask-vault-pass to prompt for the password.
Use kayobe --vault-password-file <file> to read the password from a (plain text) file.
Environment variable
Export the environment variable KAYOBE_VAULT_PASSWORD to read the password from the environment.