oc-apply man page

oc apply — Apply a configuration to a resource by filename or stdin


oc apply [Options]


Apply a configuration to a resource by filename or stdin.

JSON and YAML formats are accepted.



Select all resources in the namespace of the specified resource types.


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.


Only relevant during a prune or a force apply. If true, cascade the deletion of the resources managed by pruned or deleted resources (e.g. Pods created by a ReplicationController).


If true, only print the object that would be sent, without sending it.

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to files that contains the configuration to apply


Delete and re-create the specified resource, when PATCH encounters conflict and has retried for 5 times.


Only relevant during a prune or a force apply. Period of time in seconds given to pruned or deleted resources to terminate gracefully. Ignored if negative.


If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]


If true, the kubectl command applies to uninitialized objects. If explicitly set to false, this flag overrides other flags that make the kubectl commands apply to uninitialized objects, e.g., "--all". Objects with empty metadata.initializers are regarded as initialized.


When using the default or custom-column output format, don't print headers (default print headers).


If true, use openapi to calculate diff when the openapi presents and the resource can be found in the openapi spec. Otherwise, fall back to use baked-in types.

-o, --output=""

Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|custom-columns=...|custom-columns-file=...|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See custom columns [ ⟨http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/kubectl-overview/#custom-columns⟩], golang template [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/jsonpath⟩].


Automatically resolve conflicts between the modified and live configuration by using values from the modified configuration


Automatically delete resource objects, including the uninitialized ones, that do not appear in the configs and are created by either apply or create --save-config. Should be used with either -l or --all.


Overwrite the default whitelist with <group/version/kind> for --prune


Record current kubectl command in the resource annotation. If set to false, do not record the command. If set to true, record the command. If not set, default to updating the existing annotation value only if one already exists.

-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)

-a, --show-all=true

When printing, show all resources (false means hide terminated pods.)


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


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.


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⟩].


Only relevant during a force apply. The length of time to wait before giving up on a delete of the old resource, zero means determine a timeout from the size of the object. Any other values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h).


If true, use a schema to validate the input before sending it

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


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 container Azure container registry configuration information.


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


The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use


Path to the config file to use for CLI requests.


The name of the kubeconfig context to use


The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.


If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure


Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request


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.


The address and port of the Kubernetes API server


Bearer token for authentication to the API server


The name of the kubeconfig user to use


Print version information and quit


  # Apply the configuration in pod.json to a pod.
  oc apply -f ./pod.json
  # Apply the JSON passed into stdin to a pod.
  cat pod.json | oc apply -f -

See Also

oc(1), oc-apply-edit-last-applied(1), oc-apply-set-last-applied(1), oc-apply-view-last-applied(1),


June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By

oc(1), oc-apply-edit-last-applied(1), oc-apply-set-last-applied(1), oc-apply-view-last-applied(1).

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