kubectl-explain man page

kubectl explain — Documentation of resources.

Synopsis

kubectl explain [Options]

Description

Documentation of resources.

Possible resource types include (case insensitive): pods (po), services (svc), deployments, replicasets (rs), replicationcontrollers (rc), nodes (no), events (ev), limitranges (limits), persistentvolumes (pv), persistentvolumeclaims (pvc), resourcequotas (quota), namespaces (ns), serviceaccounts (sa), ingresses (ing), horizontalpodautoscalers (hpa), daemonsets (ds), configmaps, componentstatuses (cs), endpoints (ep), and secrets.

Options

--include-extended-apis=true
If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]
--recursive=false
Print the fields of fields (Currently only 1 level deep)

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

# Get the documentation of the resource and its fields
kubectl explain pods

# Get the documentation of a specific field of a resource
kubectl explain pods.spec.containers

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