oc-label man page

oc label — Update the labels on a resource


oc label [Options]


Update the labels on one or more resources

A valid label value is consisted of letters and/or numbers with a max length of 63 characters. If --overwrite is true, then existing labels can be overwritten, otherwise attempting to overwrite a label will result in an error. If --resource-version is specified, then updates will use this resource version, otherwise the existing resource-version will be used.


select all resources in the namespace of the specified resource types
If true, only print the object that would be sent, without sending it.
-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to a file identifying the resource to update the labels
If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]
When using the default output, don't print headers.
-o, --output=""
Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See golang template [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pk…⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨http://releases.k8s.io/release-1.3/docs…⟩].
Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').
If true, allow labels to be overwritten, otherwise reject label updates that overwrite existing labels.
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.
If non-empty, the labels update will only succeed if this is the current resource-version for the object. Only valid when specifying a single resource.
-l, --selector=""
Selector (label query) to filter on
-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/#pk…⟩].

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

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

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.

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

Require server version to match client version

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

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


# Update pod 'foo' with the label 'unhealthy' and the value 'true'.
oc label pods foo unhealthy=true

# Update pod 'foo' with the label 'status' and the value 'unhealthy', overwriting any existing value.
oc label --overwrite pods foo status=unhealthy

# Update all pods in the namespace
oc label pods --all status=unhealthy

# Update pod 'foo' only if the resource is unchanged from version 1.
oc label pods foo status=unhealthy --resource-version=1

# Update pod 'foo' by removing a label named 'bar' if it exists.
# Does not require the --overwrite flag.
oc label pods foo bar-

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


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