oc-rsh man page

oc rsh — Start a shell session in a pod


oc rsh [Options]


Open a remote shell session to a container

This command will attempt to start a shell session in a pod for the specified resource. It works with pods, deployment configs, jobs, daemon sets, and replication controllers. Any of the aforementioned resources (apart from pods) will be resolved to a ready pod. It will default to the first container if none is specified, and will attempt to use '/bin/sh' as the default shell. You may pass an optional command after the resource name, which will be executed instead of a login shell. A TTY will be automatically allocated if standard input is interactive - use -t and -T to override. A TERM variable is sent to the environment where the shell (or command) will be executed. By default its value is the same as the TERM variable from the local environment; if not set, 'xterm' is used.

Note, some containers may not include a shell - use 'oc exec' if you need to run commands directly.


-c, --container=""
Container name; defaults to first container
-T, --no-tty=false
Disable pseudo-terminal allocation
Path to the shell command
-t, --tty=false
Force a pseudo-terminal to be allocated

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


# Open a shell session on the first container in pod 'foo'
oc rsh foo

# Run the command 'cat /etc/resolv.conf' inside pod 'foo'
oc rsh foo cat /etc/resolv.conf

# See the configuration of your internal registry
oc rsh dc/docker-registry cat config.yml

# Open a shell session on the container named 'index' inside a pod of your job
# oc rsh -c index job/sheduled

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals Openshift June 2016