openshift-cli-patch man page

openshift cli patch — Update field(s) of a resource using strategic merge patch


openshift cli patch [Options]


Update field(s) of a resource using strategic merge patch

JSON and YAML formats are accepted.



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.

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to files identifying the resource to update


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


If true, patch will operate on the content of the file, not the server-side resource.


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

-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 [ ⟨⟩], golang template [ ⟨⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨⟩].

-p, --patch=""

The patch to be applied to the resource JSON file.


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.

-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 [ ⟨⟩].


The type of patch being provided; one of [json merge strategic]

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


  # Partially update a node using strategic merge patch
  openshift cli patch node k8s-node-1 -p '{"spec":{"unschedulable":true}}'

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals June 2016