kubectl-patch man page

kubectl patch — Update field(s) of a resource using strategic merge patch.


kubectl patch [Options]


Update field(s) of a resource using strategic merge patch

JSON and YAML formats are accepted.

Please refer to the models in ⟨https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://…⟩ to find if a field is mutable.


-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to a file identifying the resource to update
If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]
-o, --output=""
Output mode. Use "-o name" for shorter output (resource/name).
-p, --patch=""
The patch to be applied to the resource JSON file.
Record current kubectl command in the resource annotation.
-R, --recursive=false
Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.
The type of patch being provided; one of [json merge strategic]

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


# Partially update a node using strategic merge patch
kubectl patch node k8s-node-1 -p '{"spec":{"unschedulable":true}}'

# Partially update a node identified by the type and name specified in "node.json" using strategic merge patch
kubectl patch -f node.json -p '{"spec":{"unschedulable":true}}'

# Update a container's image; spec.containers[*].name is required because it's a merge key
kubectl patch pod valid-pod -p '{"spec":{"containers":[{"name":"kubernetes-serve-hostname","image":"new image"}]}}'

# Update a container's image using a json patch with positional arrays
kubectl patch pod valid-pod --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/containers/0/image", "value":"new image"}]'

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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