openshift-cli-annotate man page

openshift cli annotate — Update the annotations on a resource


openshift cli annotate [Options]


Update the annotations on one or more resources

An annotation is a key/value pair that can hold larger (compared to a label), and possibly not human-readable, data. It is intended to store non-identifying auxiliary data, especially data manipulated by tools and system extensions. If --overwrite is true, then existing annotations can be overwritten, otherwise attempting to overwrite an annotation 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.

Run 'openshift cli types' for a list of valid resources.


select all resources in the namespace of the specified resource types
-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to a file identifying the resource to update the annotation
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 [ ⟨…⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨…⟩].
Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').
If true, allow annotations to be overwritten, otherwise reject annotation updates that overwrite existing annotations.
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 annotation 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. '{}'). 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 [ ⟨…⟩].

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 annotation 'description' and the value 'my frontend'.
# If the same annotation is set multiple times, only the last value will be applied
openshift cli annotate pods foo description='my frontend'

# Update pod 'foo' with the annotation 'description' and the value
# 'my frontend running nginx', overwriting any existing value.
openshift cli annotate --overwrite pods foo description='my frontend running nginx'

# Update all pods in the namespace
openshift cli annotate pods --all description='my frontend running nginx'

# Update pod 'foo' only if the resource is unchanged from version 1.
openshift cli annotate pods foo description='my frontend running nginx' --resource-version=1

# Update pod 'foo' by removing an annotation named 'description' if it exists.
# Does not require the --overwrite flag.
openshift cli annotate pods foo description-

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals Openshift June 2016