Search for Chef Cookbooks

JFrog Artifactory Documentation

JFrog Artifactory
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Artifactory supports a variety of ways to search for artifacts.

Artifactory also supports knife search [search terms ...]:

  • For local repositories, it will look for the given terms in the name, description and maintainer fields.

  • For remote repositories, the search will be done on the local cache, then the search query will be forwarded to the external repository and the results merged before returned to the client.

  • For virtual repositories, the search will be done on local repositories and then on remote repositories, the results merged before returning to the client.


Artifactory annotates each deployed or cached Chef Cookbook package with at least 3 properties:,chef.version and chef.maintainer . If available, it will also add chef.dependencies, chef.platforms multi-valued properties.

You can use Property Search to search for Chef Cookbook according to their name, version, maintainer, dependencies or platforms requirements.