kubectl-delete man page

kubectl delete — Delete resources by filenames, stdin, resources and names, or by resources and label selector.


kubectl delete [Options]


Delete resources by filenames, stdin, resources and names, or by resources and label selector.

JSON and YAML formats are accepted.

Only one type of the arguments may be specified: filenames, resources and names, or resources and label selector

Note that the delete command does NOT do resource version checks, so if someone submits an update to a resource right when you submit a delete, their update will be lost along with the rest of the resource.


[-all] to select all the specified resources.
If true, cascade the deletion of the resources managed by this resource (e.g. Pods created by a ReplicationController). Default true.
-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to a file containing the resource to delete.
Period of time in seconds given to the resource to terminate gracefully. Ignored if negative.
Treat "resource not found" as a successful delete. Defaults to "true" when --all is specified.
If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]
If true, resources are force terminated without graceful deletion (same as --grace-period=0).
-o, --output=""
Output mode. Use "-o name" for shorter output (resource/name).
-R, --recursive=false
Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.
-l, --selector=""
Selector (label query) to filter on.
The length of time to wait before giving up on a delete, zero means determine a timeout from the size of the object

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


# Delete a pod using the type and name specified in pod.json.
kubectl delete -f ./pod.json

# Delete a pod based on the type and name in the JSON passed into stdin.
cat pod.json | kubectl delete -f -

# Delete pods and services with same names "baz" and "foo"
kubectl delete pod,service baz foo

# Delete pods and services with label name=myLabel.
kubectl delete pods,services -l name=myLabel

# Delete a pod immediately (no graceful shutdown)
kubectl delete pod foo --now

# Delete a pod with UID 1234-56-7890-234234-456456.
kubectl delete pod 1234-56-7890-234234-456456

# Delete all pods
kubectl delete pods --all

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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