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kubectl convert - Convert config files between different API versions


kubectl convert [OPTIONS]


Convert config files between different API versions. Both YAML and JSON formats are accepted.

The command takes filename, directory, or URL as input, and convert it into format of version specified by --output-version flag. If target version is not specified or not supported, convert to latest version.

The default output will be printed to stdout in YAML format. One can use -o option to change to output destination.


-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to file to need to get converted.

If true, convert will NOT try to contact api-server but run locally.

When using the default output, don't print headers.

-o, --output=""
Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See golang template [ ⟨⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨⟩].

Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').

--schema-cache-dir=" /.kube/schema"
If non-empty, load/store cached API schemas in this directory, default is '$HOME/.kube/schema'

-a, --show-all=false
When printing, show all resources (default 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 [ ⟨⟩].

If true, use a schema to validate the input before sending it


log to standard error as well as files

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

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

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure.

Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.

when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace

If non-empty, write log files in this directory

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

log to standard error instead of files

Require server version to match client version

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

Password for basic authentication to the API server.

-s, --server=""
The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

Bearer token for authentication to the API server.

The name of the kubeconfig user to use

Username for basic authentication to the API server.

-v, --v=0
log level for V logs

comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


# Convert 'pod.yaml' to latest version and print to stdout.
kubectl convert -f pod.yaml
# Convert the live state of the resource specified by 'pod.yaml' to the latest version
# and print to stdout in json format.
kubectl convert -f pod.yaml --local -o json
# Convert all files under current directory to latest version and create them all.
kubectl convert -f . | kubectl create -f -




January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!

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