openshift-cli-delete man page

openshift cli delete — Delete one or more resources


openshift cli delete [Options]


Delete a resource

JSON and YAML formats are accepted.

If both a filename and command line arguments are passed, the command line arguments are used and the filename is ignored.

Note that the delete command does NOT do resource version checks, so if someone submits an update to a resource right when you submit a delete, their update will be lost along with the rest of the resource.



[-all] to select all the specified resources.


If true, cascade the deletion of the resources managed by this resource (e.g. Pods created by a ReplicationController).  Default true.

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to files containing the resource to delete.


Immediate deletion of some resources may result in inconsistency or data loss and requires confirmation.


Period of time in seconds given to the resource to terminate gracefully. Ignored if negative.


Treat "resource not found" as a successful delete. Defaults to "true" when --all is specified.


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


If true, resources are signaled for immediate shutdown (same as --grace-period=1).

-o, --output=""

Output mode. Use "-o name" for shorter output (resource/name).

-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.


The length of time to wait before giving up on a delete, zero means determine a timeout from the size of the object

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server


Username to impersonate for the operation


Path to the file container Azure container registry configuration information.


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 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


  # Delete a pod using the type and ID specified in pod.json.
  openshift cli delete -f pod.json
  # Delete a pod based on the type and ID in the JSON passed into stdin.
  cat pod.json | openshift cli delete -f -
  # Delete pods and services with label name=myLabel.
  openshift cli delete pods,services -l name=myLabel
  # Delete a pod with name node-1-vsjnm.
  openshift cli delete pod node-1-vsjnm
  # Delete all resources associated with a running app, includes
  # buildconfig,deploymentconfig,service,imagestream,route and pod,
  # where 'appName' is listed in 'Labels' of 'oc describe [resource] [resource name]' output.
  openshift cli delete all -l app=appName
  # Delete all pods
  openshift cli delete pods --all

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals June 2016