kubectl-attach man page

kubectl attach — Attach to a running container.


kubectl attach [Options]


Attach to a process that is already running inside an existing container.


-c, --container=""
Container name. If omitted, the first container in the pod will be chosen
-i, --stdin=false
Pass stdin to the container
-t, --tty=false
Stdin is a TTY

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

log to standard error as well as files

DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

Username to impersonate for the operation.

Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority.

Path to a client certificate file for TLS.

Path to a client key file for TLS.

The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

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

Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.

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

If non-empty, write log files in this directory

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

log to standard error instead of files

Require server version to match client version

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

Password for basic authentication to the API server.

-s, --server=""
The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

Bearer token for authentication to the API server.

The name of the kubeconfig user to use

Username for basic authentication to the API server.

log level for V logs

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


# Get output from running pod 123456-7890, using the first container by default
kubectl attach 123456-7890

# Get output from ruby-container from pod 123456-7890
kubectl attach 123456-7890 -c ruby-container

# Switch to raw terminal mode, sends stdin to 'bash' in ruby-container from pod 123456-7890
# and sends stdout/stderr from 'bash' back to the client
kubectl attach 123456-7890 -c ruby-container -i -t

See Also



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!

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