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Display one or many resources

Examples (TL;DR)

Eric Paris Jan 2015


kubectl get [Options]


Display one or many resources.

Prints a table of the most important information about the specified resources. You can filter the list using a label selector and the --selector flag. If the desired resource type is namespaced you will only see results in your current namespace unless you pass --all-namespaces.

By specifying the output as 'template' and providing a Go template as the value of the --template flag, you can filter the attributes of the fetched resources.

Use "kubectl api-resources" for a complete list of supported resources.


-A, --all-namespaces=false If present, list the requested object(s) across all namespaces. Namespace in current context is ignored even if specified with --namespace.

--allow-missing-template-keys=true If true, ignore any errors in templates when a field or map key is missing in the template. Only applies to golang and jsonpath output formats.

--chunk-size=500 Return large lists in chunks rather than all at once. Pass 0 to disable. This flag is beta and may change in the future.

--field-selector="" Selector (field query) to filter on, supports '=', '==', and '!='.(e.g. --field-selector key1=value1,key2=value2). The server only supports a limited number of field queries per type.

-f, --filename=[] Filename, directory, or URL to files identifying the resource to get from a server.

--ignore-not-found=false If the requested object does not exist the command will return exit code 0.

-k, --kustomize="" Process the kustomization directory. This flag can't be used together with -f or -R.

-L, --label-columns=[] Accepts a comma separated list of labels that are going to be presented as columns. Names are case-sensitive. You can also use multiple flag options like -L label1 -L label2...

--no-headers=false When using the default or custom-column output format, don't print headers (default print headers).

-o, --output="" Output format. One of: (json, yaml, name, go-template, go-template-file, template, templatefile, jsonpath, jsonpath-as-json, jsonpath-file, custom-columns, custom-columns-file, wide). See custom columns [https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/kubectl/#custom-columns], golang template [http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview] and jsonpath template [https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/kubectl/jsonpath/].

--output-watch-events=false Output watch event objects when --watch or --watch-only is used. Existing objects are output as initial ADDED events.

--raw="" Raw URI to request from the server.  Uses the transport specified by the kubeconfig file.

-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, supports '=', '==', and '!='.(e.g. -l key1=value1,key2=value2). Matching objects must satisfy all of the specified label constraints.

--server-print=true If true, have the server return the appropriate table output. Supports extension APIs and CRDs.

--show-kind=false If present, list the resource type for the requested object(s).

--show-labels=false When printing, show all labels as the last column (default hide labels column)

--show-managed-fields=false If true, keep the managedFields when printing objects in JSON or YAML format.

--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.

--subresource="" If specified, gets the subresource of the requested object. Must be one of [status scale]. This flag is beta and may change in the future.

--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/#pkg-overview].

-w, --watch=false After listing/getting the requested object, watch for changes.

--watch-only=false Watch for changes to the requested object(s), without listing/getting first.

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

--as="" Username to impersonate for the operation. User could be a regular user or a service account in a namespace.

--as-group=[] Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.

--as-uid="" UID to impersonate for the operation.

--azure-container-registry-config="" Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.

--cache-dir="/home/username/.kube/cache" Default cache directory

--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

--disable-compression=false If true, opt-out of response compression for all requests to the server

--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.

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

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

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

--profile="none" Name of profile to capture. One of (none|cpu|heap|goroutine|threadcreate|block|mutex)

--profile-output="profile.pprof" Name of the file to write the profile to

--request-timeout="0" 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

--tls-server-name="" Server name to use for server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the hostname used to contact the server is used

--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

--version=false --version, --version=raw prints version information and quits; --version=vX.Y.Z... sets the reported version

--warnings-as-errors=false Treat warnings received from the server as errors and exit with a non-zero exit code


  # List all pods in ps output format
  kubectl get pods
  # List all pods in ps output format with more information (such as node name)
  kubectl get pods -o wide
  # List a single replication controller with specified NAME in ps output format
  kubectl get replicationcontroller web
  # List deployments in JSON output format, in the "v1" version of the "apps" API group
  kubectl get deployments.v1.apps -o json
  # List a single pod in JSON output format
  kubectl get -o json pod web-pod-13je7
  # List a pod identified by type and name specified in "pod.yaml" in JSON output format
  kubectl get -f pod.yaml -o json
  # List resources from a directory with kustomization.yaml - e.g. dir/kustomization.yaml
  kubectl get -k dir/
  # Return only the phase value of the specified pod
  kubectl get -o template pod/web-pod-13je7 --template={{.status.phase}}
  # List resource information in custom columns
  kubectl get pod test-pod -o custom-columns=CONTAINER:.spec.containers[0].name,IMAGE:.spec.containers[0].image
  # List all replication controllers and services together in ps output format
  kubectl get rc,services
  # List one or more resources by their type and names
  kubectl get rc/web service/frontend pods/web-pod-13je7
  # List the 'status' subresource for a single pod
  kubectl get pod web-pod-13je7 --subresource status

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!

Referenced By

kubectl(1), PCP_KUBE_PODS(1).

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