kubectl-apply man page

kubectl apply — Apply a configuration to a resource by filename or stdin

Synopsis

kubectl apply [Options]

Description

Apply a configuration to a resource by filename or stdin. The resource name must be specified. This resource will be created if it doesn't exist yet. To use 'apply', always create the resource initially with either 'apply' or 'create --save-config'.

JSON and YAML formats are accepted.

Alpha Disclaimer: the --prune functionality is not yet complete. Do not use unless you are aware of what the current state is. See  ⟨https://issues.k8s.io/34274⟩.

Options

--all=false

select all resources in the namespace of the specified resource types.

--allow-missing-template-keys=true

If true, ignore any errors in templates when a field or map key is missing in the template. Only applies to golang and jsonpath output formats.

--cascade=true

Only relevant during a prune or a force apply. If true, cascade the deletion of the resources managed by pruned or deleted resources (e.g. Pods created by a ReplicationController).

--dry-run=false

If true, only print the object that would be sent, without sending it.

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to files that contains the configuration to apply

--force=false

Delete and re-create the specified resource, when PATCH encounters conflict and has retried for 5 times.

--grace-period=-1

Only relevant during a prune or a force apply. Period of time in seconds given to pruned or deleted resources to terminate gracefully. Ignored if negative.

--include-extended-apis=true

If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]

--no-headers=false

When using the default or custom-column output format, don't print headers (default print headers).

-o, --output=""

Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|custom-columns=...|custom-columns-file=...|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See custom columns [ ⟨http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/kubectl-overview/#custom-columns⟩], golang template [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/jsonpath⟩].

--output-version=""

DEPRECATED: To use a specific API version, fully-qualify the resource, version, and group (for example: 'jobs.v1.batch/myjob').

--overwrite=true

Automatically resolve conflicts between the modified and live configuration by using values from the modified configuration

--prune=false

Automatically delete resource objects that do not appear in the configs and are created by either apply or create --save-config. Should be used with either -l or --all.

--prune-whitelist=[]

Overwrite the default whitelist with <group/version/kind> for --prune

--record=false

Record current kubectl command in the resource annotation. If set to false, do not record the command. If set to true, record the command. If not set, default to updating the existing annotation value only if one already exists.

-R, --recursive=false

Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.

--schema-cache-dir=" /.kube/schema"

If non-empty, load/store cached API schemas in this directory, default is '$HOME/.kube/schema'

-l, --selector=""

Selector (label query) to filter on, supports '=', '==', and '!='.

-a, --show-all=false

When printing, show all resources (default hide terminated pods.)

--show-labels=false

When printing, show all labels as the last column (default hide labels column)

--sort-by=""

If non-empty, sort list types using this field specification.  The field specification is expressed as a JSONPath expression (e.g. '{.metadata.name}'). The field in the API resource specified by this JSONPath expression must be an integer or a string.

--template=""

Template string or path to template file to use when -o=go-template, -o=go-template-file. The template format is golang templates [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview⟩].

--timeout=0s

Only relevant during a force apply. The length of time to wait before giving up on a delete of the old resource, zero means determine a timeout from the size of the object. Any other values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h).

--validate=true

If true, use a schema to validate the input before sending it

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

--allow-verification-with-non-compliant-keys=false

Allow a SignatureVerifier to use keys which are technically non-compliant with RFC6962.

--alsologtostderr=false

log to standard error as well as files

--application-metrics-count-limit=100

Max number of application metrics to store (per container)

--as=""

Username to impersonate for the operation

--as-group=[]

Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.

--azure-container-registry-config=""

Path to the file container Azure container registry configuration information.

--boot-id-file="/proc/sys/kernel/random/boot_id"

Comma-separated list of files to check for boot-id. Use the first one that exists.

--certificate-authority=""

Path to a cert file for the certificate authority

--client-certificate=""

Path to a client certificate file for TLS

--client-key=""

Path to a client key file for TLS

--cloud-provider-gce-lb-src-cidrs=130.211.0.0/22,35.191.0.0/16,209.85.152.0/22,209.85.204.0/22

CIDRS opened in GCE firewall for LB traffic proxy health checks

--cluster=""

The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

--container-hints="/etc/cadvisor/container_hints.json"

location of the container hints file

--context=""

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

--default-not-ready-toleration-seconds=300

Indicates the tolerationSeconds of the toleration for notReady:NoExecute that is added by default to every pod that does not already have such a toleration.

--default-unreachable-toleration-seconds=300

Indicates the tolerationSeconds of the toleration for unreachable:NoExecute that is added by default to every pod that does not already have such a toleration.

--docker="unix:///var/run/docker.sock"

docker endpoint

--docker-env-metadata-whitelist=""

a comma-separated list of environment variable keys that needs to be collected for docker containers

--docker-only=false

Only report docker containers in addition to root stats

--docker-root="/var/lib/docker"

DEPRECATED: docker root is read from docker info (this is a fallback, default: /var/lib/docker)

--enable-load-reader=false

Whether to enable cpu load reader

--event-storage-age-limit="default=0"

Max length of time for which to store events (per type). Value is a comma separated list of key values, where the keys are event types (e.g.: creation, oom) or "default" and the value is a duration. Default is applied to all non-specified event types

--event-storage-event-limit="default=0"

Max number of events to store (per type). Value is a comma separated list of key values, where the keys are event types (e.g.: creation, oom) or "default" and the value is an integer. Default is applied to all non-specified event types

--global-housekeeping-interval=1m0s

Interval between global housekeepings

--google-json-key=""

The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.

--housekeeping-interval=10s

Interval between container housekeepings

--insecure-skip-tls-verify=false

If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure

--ir-data-source="influxdb"

Data source used by InitialResources. Supported options: influxdb, gcm.

--ir-dbname="k8s"

InfluxDB database name which contains metrics required by InitialResources

--ir-hawkular=""

Hawkular configuration URL

--ir-influxdb-host="localhost:8080/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/monitoring-influxdb:api/proxy"

Address of InfluxDB which contains metrics required by InitialResources

--ir-namespace-only=false

Whether the estimation should be made only based on data from the same namespace.

--ir-password="root"

Password used for connecting to InfluxDB

--ir-percentile=90

Which percentile of samples should InitialResources use when estimating resources. For experiment purposes.

--ir-user="root"

User used for connecting to InfluxDB

--kubeconfig=""

Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.

--log-backtrace-at=:0

when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace

--log-cadvisor-usage=false

Whether to log the usage of the cAdvisor container

--log-dir=""

If non-empty, write log files in this directory

--loglevel=1

Log level (0 = DEBUG, 5 = FATAL)

--logtostderr=false

log to standard error instead of files

--machine-id-file="/etc/machine-id,/var/lib/dbus/machine-id"

Comma-separated list of files to check for machine-id. Use the first one that exists.

--match-server-version=false

Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request

--password=""

Password for basic authentication to the API server

--request-timeout="0"

The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.

-s, --server=""

The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

--stderrthreshold=2

logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

--storage-driver-buffer-duration=1m0s

Writes in the storage driver will be buffered for this duration, and committed to the non memory backends as a single transaction

--storage-driver-db="cadvisor"

database name

--storage-driver-host="localhost:8086"

database host:port

--storage-driver-password="root"

database password

--storage-driver-secure=false

use secure connection with database

--storage-driver-table="stats"

table name

--storage-driver-user="root"

database username

--token=""

Bearer token for authentication to the API server

--user=""

The name of the kubeconfig user to use

--username=""

Username for basic authentication to the API server

-v, --v=0

log level for V logs

--version=false

Print version information and quit

--vmodule=

comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging

Example

  # Apply the configuration in pod.json to a pod.
  kubectl apply -f ./pod.json
  
  # Apply the JSON passed into stdin to a pod.
  cat pod.json | kubectl apply -f -
  
  # Note: --prune is still in Alpha
  # Apply the configuration in manifest.yaml that matches label app=nginx and delete all the other resources that are not in the file and match label app=nginx.
  kubectl apply --prune -f manifest.yaml -l app=nginx
  
  # Apply the configuration in manifest.yaml and delete all the other configmaps that are not in the file.
  kubectl apply --prune -f manifest.yaml --all --prune-whitelist=core/v1/ConfigMap

See Also

kubectl(1), kubectl-apply-edit-last-applied(1), kubectl-apply-set-last-applied(1), kubectl-apply-view-last-applied(1),

History

January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!

Referenced By

kubectl(1), kubectl-apply-edit-last-applied(1), kubectl-apply-set-last-applied(1), kubectl-apply-view-last-applied(1).

kubernetes User Manuals Eric Paris Jan 2015