Ruby tips and tricks

Bang methods (Exclamation point at the end of the method name) There are methods that have a permanent or dangerous version. The exclamation point designates to use the dangerous version of the method. String manipulation The bang versions of the string manipulation methods (with the exclamation point), modify the string variable in place. Some of these methods […]

`pwd’: No such file or directory – getcwd (Errno::ENOENT)

When you rename a subdirectory under the directory where your Linux or MacOS terminal is open you may get the error message /opt/chefdk/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.4.0/gems/chef-13.4.19/lib/chef/knife/cookbook_download.rb:45:in `pwd’: No such file or directory – getcwd (Errno::ENOENT) You need to refresh the directory cache of the terminal. Go one level higher cd .. Go back to the directory cd MY_DIRECTORY […]

Undefined method or attribute error in a Chef recipe

There are multiple reasons Chef can display the following error message NoMethodError ————- Undefined method or attribute `…’ on `node’   There are many ways to reference an attribute in a Chef recipe: node[‘ATTRIBUTE_NAME’] (the recommended style) node[“ATTRIBUTE_NAME”] node[:ATTRIBUTE_NAME] (use it only if the single or double quotes (‘ or “) would cause a problem […]