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kubectl label

Update the labels on a resource


Update the labels on a resource.

A label must begin with a letter or number, and may contain letters, numbers, hyphens, dots, and underscores, up to 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.

kubectl label [--overwrite] (-f FILENAME | TYPE NAME) KEY_1=VAL_1 ... KEY_N=VAL_N [--resource-version=version]


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

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

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

# Update a pod identified by the type and name in "pod.json"
kubectl label -f pod.json status=unhealthy

# Update pod 'foo' only if the resource is unchanged from version 1.
kubectl 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.
kubectl label pods foo bar-


      --all                       select all resources in the namespace of the specified resource types
      --dry-run                   If true, only print the object that would be sent, without sending it.
  -f, --filename value            Filename, directory, or URL to a file identifying the resource to update the labels (default [])
      --include-extended-apis     If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true] (default true)
      --no-headers                When using the default or custom-column output format, don't print headers.
  -o, --output string             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 [].
      --output-version string     Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').
      --overwrite                 If true, allow labels to be overwritten, otherwise reject label updates that overwrite existing labels.
      --record                    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                 Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.
      --resource-version string   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 string           Selector (label query) to filter on
  -a, --show-all                  When printing, show all resources (default hide terminated pods.)
      --show-labels               When printing, show all labels as the last column (default hide labels column)
      --sort-by string            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           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

      --alsologtostderr value          log to standard error as well as files
      --as string                      Username to impersonate for the operation
      --certificate-authority string   Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority
      --client-certificate string      Path to a client certificate file for TLS
      --client-key string              Path to a client key file for TLS
      --cluster string                 The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use
      --context string                 The name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --insecure-skip-tls-verify       If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure
      --kubeconfig string              Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.
      --log-backtrace-at value         when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log-dir value                  If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --logtostderr value              log to standard error instead of files
      --match-server-version           Require server version to match client version
  -n, --namespace string               If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request
      --password string                Password for basic authentication to the API server
  -s, --server string                  The address and port of the Kubernetes API server
      --stderrthreshold value          logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
      --token string                   Bearer token for authentication to the API server
      --user string                    The name of the kubeconfig user to use
      --username string                Username for basic authentication to the API server
  -v, --v value                        log level for V logs
      --vmodule value                  comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging
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