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kubectl replace - Replace a resource by filename or stdin.


kubectl replace [OPTIONS]


Replace a resource by filename or stdin.

JSON and YAML formats are accepted. If replacing an existing resource, the complete resource spec must be provided. This can be obtained by $ kubectl get TYPE NAME -o yaml

Please refer to the models in ⟨⟩ to find if a field is mutable.


Only relevant during a force replace. If true, cascade the deletion of the resources managed by this resource (e.g. Pods created by a ReplicationController).

-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to file to use to replace the resource.

Delete and re-create the specified resource

Only relevant during a force replace. Period of time in seconds given to the old resource to terminate gracefully. Ignored if negative.

-o, --output=""
Output mode. Use "-o name" for shorter output (resource/name).

Record current kubectl command in the resource annotation.

If true, the configuration of current object will be saved in its annotation. This is useful when you want to perform kubectl apply on this object in the future.

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

Only relevant during a force replace. The length of time to wait before giving up on a delete of the old resource, zero means determine a timeout from the size of the object

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


# Replace a pod using the data in pod.json.
kubectl replace -f ./pod.json
# Replace a pod based on the JSON passed into stdin.
cat pod.json | kubectl replace -f -
# Update a single-container pod's image version (tag) to v4
kubectl get pod mypod -o yaml | sed 's/\(image: myimage\):.*$/\1:v4/' | kubectl replace -f -
# Force replace, delete and then re-create the resource
kubectl replace --force -f ./pod.json




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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