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kubectl controls the Kubernetes cluster manager.

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Basic kubectl Commands (Beginner):

  • create Create a resource from a file or from stdin
  • expose Take a replication controller, service, deployment or pod and

expose it as a new Kubernetes service

  • run Run a particular image on the cluster
  • set Set specific features on objects

Basic kubectl Commands (Intermediate):

  • explain Get documentation for a resource
  • get Display one or many resources
  • edit Edit a resource on the server
  • delete Delete resources by file names, stdin, resources and names, or

by resources and label selector

kubectl Deploy Commands:

  • rollout Manage the rollout of a resource
  • scale Set a new size for a deployment, replica set, or replication


  • autoscale Auto-scale a deployment, replica set, stateful set, or

replication controller

kubectl Cluster Management Commands:

  • certificate Modify certificate resources.
  • cluster-info Display cluster information
  • top Display resource (CPU/memory) usage
  • cordon Mark node as unschedulable
  • uncordon Mark node as schedulable
  • drain Drain node in preparation for maintenance
  • taint Update the taints on one or more nodes

kubectl Troubleshooting and Debugging Commands:

  • describe Show details of a specific resource or group of resources
  • logs Print the logs for a container in a pod
  • attach Attach to a running container
  • exec Execute a command in a container
  • port-forward Forward one or more local ports to a pod
  • proxy Run a proxy to the Kubernetes API server
  • cp Copy files and directories to and from containers
  • auth Inspect authorization
  • debug Create debugging sessions for troubleshooting workloads and


kubectl Advanced Commands:

  • diff Diff the live version against a would-be applied version
  • apply Apply a configuration to a resource by file name or stdin
  • patch Update fields of a resource
  • replace Replace a resource by file name or stdin
  • wait Experimental: Wait for a specific condition on one or many


  • kustomize Build a kustomization target from a directory or URL.

kubectl Settings Commands:

  • label Update the labels on a resource
  • annotate Update the annotations on a resource
  • completion Output shell completion code for the specified shell (bash or


Other Commands:

  • api-resources Print the supported API resources on the server
  • api-versions Print the supported API versions on the server, in the form of


  • config Modify kubeconfig files
  • plugin Provides utilities for interacting with plugins
  • version Print the client and server version information


 kubectl [flags] [options]

Use “kubectl <command> –help” for more information about a given command. Use “kubectl options” for a list of global command-line options (applies to all commands).

kubectl.txt · Last modified: 2024/04/28 03:25 by