kubectl diff [Options]
Diff configurations specified by filename or stdin between the current online configuration, and the configuration as it would be if applied.
Output is always YAML.
KUBECTL_EXTERNAL_DIFF environment variable can be used to select your own diff command. By default, the "diff" command available in your path will be run with "-u" (unicode) and "-N" (treat new files as empty) options.
Name of the manager used to track field ownership. This is an alpha feature and flag.
If true, server-side apply will force the changes against conflicts. This is an alpha feature and flag.
If true, apply runs in the server instead of the client. This is an alpha feature and flag.
- -f, --filename=
Filename, directory, or URL to files contains the configuration to diff
- -k, --kustomize=""
Process the kustomization directory. This flag can't be used together with -f or -R.
- -R, --recursive=false
Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.
Options Inherited from Parent Commands
log to standard error as well as files
Max number of application metrics to store (per container)
Username to impersonate for the operation
Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.
Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.
Comma-separated list of files to check for boot-id. Use the first one that exists.
Default HTTP cache directory
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
CIDRs opened in GCE firewall for LB traffic proxy health checks
The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use
location of the container hints file
The name of the kubeconfig context to use
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.
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.
a comma-separated list of environment variable keys that needs to be collected for docker containers
Only report docker containers in addition to root stats
DEPRECATED: docker root is read from docker info (this is a fallback, default: /var/lib/docker)
use TLS to connect to docker
path to trusted CA
path to client certificate
path to private key
Whether to enable cpu load reader
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
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
Interval between global housekeepings
Interval between container housekeepings
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
Whether to log the usage of the cAdvisor container
If non-empty, write log files in this directory
If non-empty, use this log file
Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited.
Maximum number of seconds between log flushes
log to standard error instead of files
Comma-separated list of files to check for machine-id. Use the first one that exists.
Require server version to match client version
- -n, --namespace=""
If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request
Password for basic authentication to the API server
Name of profile to capture. One of (none|cpu|heap|goroutine|threadcreate|block|mutex)
Name of the file to write the profile to
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
If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
If true, avoid headers when opening log files
logs at or above this threshold go to stderr
Writes in the storage driver will be buffered for this duration, and committed to the non memory backends as a single transaction
use secure connection with database
Bearer token for authentication to the API server
Interval between machine info updates.
The name of the kubeconfig user to use
Username for basic authentication to the API server
- -v, --v=0
number for the log level verbosity
Print version information and quit
comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging
# Diff resources included in pod.json. kubectl diff -f pod.json # Diff file read from stdin cat service.yaml | kubectl diff -f -
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!