kubectl-convert man page

kubectl convert — Convert config files between different API versions

Synopsis

kubectl convert [Options]

Description

Convert config files between different API versions. Both YAML and JSON formats are accepted.

The command takes filename, directory, or URL as input, and convert it into format of version specified by --output-version flag. If target version is not specified or not supported, convert to latest version.

The default output will be printed to stdout in YAML format. One can use -o option to change to output destination.

Options

-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to file to need to get converted.
--include-extended-apis=true
If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]
--local=true
If true, convert will NOT try to contact api-server but run locally.
--no-headers=false
When using the default output, don't print headers.
-o, --output=""
Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See golang template [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pk…⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨http://releases.k8s.io/release-1.3/docs…⟩].
--output-version=""
Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').
-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'
-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/#pk…⟩].
--validate=true
If true, use a schema to validate the input before sending it

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

--alsologtostderr=false
log to standard error as well as files

--api-version=""
DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

--as=""
Username to impersonate for the operation.

--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.

--cluster=""
The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

--context=""
The name of the kubeconfig context to use

--insecure-skip-tls-verify=false
If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure.

--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-dir=""
If non-empty, write log files in this directory

--log-flush-frequency=5s
Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

--logtostderr=true
log to standard error instead of files

--match-server-version=false
Require server version to match client version

--namespace=""
If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

--password=""
Password for basic authentication to the API server.

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

--stderrthreshold=2
logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

--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=0
log level for V logs

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

Example

# Convert 'pod.yaml' to latest version and print to stdout.
kubectl convert -f pod.yaml

# Convert the live state of the resource specified by 'pod.yaml' to the latest version
# and print to stdout in json format.
kubectl convert -f pod.yaml --local -o json

# Convert all files under current directory to latest version and create them all.
kubectl convert -f . | kubectl create -f -

See Also

kubectl(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).

kubernetes User Manuals Eric Paris Jan 2015