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kubectl get

kubectl get

Display one or many resources


Display one or many resources.

Valid resource types include:

This command will hide resources that have completed. For instance, pods that are in the Succeeded or Failed phases. You can see the full results for any resource by providing the ‘–show-all’ flag.

By specifying the output as ‘template’ and providing a Go template as the value of the –template flag, you can filter the attributes of the fetched resource(s).

kubectl get [(-o|--output=)json|yaml|wide|custom-columns=...|custom-columns-file=...|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=...] (TYPE [NAME | -l label] | TYPE/NAME ...) [flags]


  # List all pods in ps output format.
  kubectl get pods

  # List all pods in ps output format with more information (such as node name).
  kubectl get pods -o wide

  # List a single replication controller with specified NAME in ps output format.
  kubectl get replicationcontroller web

  # List a single pod in JSON output format.
  kubectl get -o json pod web-pod-13je7

  # List a pod identified by type and name specified in "pod.yaml" in JSON output format.
  kubectl get -f pod.yaml -o json

  # Return only the phase value of the specified pod.
  kubectl get -o template pod/web-pod-13je7 --template={{.status.phase}}

  # List all replication controllers and services together in ps output format.
  kubectl get rc,services

  # List one or more resources by their type and names.
  kubectl get rc/web service/frontend pods/web-pod-13je7


      --all-namespaces              If present, list the requested object(s) across all namespaces. Namespace in current context is ignored even if specified with --namespace.
      --export                      If true, use 'export' for the resources.  Exported resources are stripped of cluster-specific information.
  -f, --filename stringSlice        Filename, directory, or URL to files identifying the resource to get from a server.
  -L, --label-columns stringSlice   Accepts a comma separated list of labels that are going to be presented as columns. Names are case-sensitive. You can also use multiple flag options like -L label1 -L label2...
      --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').
      --raw string                  Raw URI to request from the server.  Uses the transport specified by the kubeconfig file.
  -R, --recursive                   Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.
  -l, --selector string             Selector (label query) to filter on
  -a, --show-all                    When printing, show all resources (default hide terminated pods.)
      --show-kind                   If present, list the resource type for the requested object(s).
      --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 [].
  -w, --watch                       After listing/getting the requested object, watch for changes.
      --watch-only                  Watch for changes to the requested object(s), without listing/getting first.

Options inherited from parent commands

      --alsologtostderr                  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 traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log-dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --logtostderr                      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
      --request-timeout string           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. (default "0")
  -s, --server string                    The address and port of the Kubernetes API server
      --stderrthreshold severity         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 Level                          log level for V logs
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging
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