Show details of a specific resource or group of resources.

Print a detailed description of the selected resources, including related resources such as events or controllers. You may select a single object by name, all objects of that type, provide a name prefix, or label selector. For example: $ kubectl describe TYPE NAME_PREFIX will first check for an exact match on TYPE and NAME_PREFIX. If no such resource exists, it will output details for every resource that has a name prefixed with NAME_PREFIX.

Use kubectl api-resources for a complete list of supported resources.


werf kubectl describe (-f FILENAME | TYPE [NAME_PREFIX | -l label] | TYPE/NAME) [options]


  # Describe a node
  kubectl describe nodes kubernetes-node-emt8.c.myproject.internal
  # Describe a pod
  kubectl describe pods/nginx
  # Describe a pod identified by type and name in "pod.json"
  kubectl describe -f pod.json
  # Describe all pods
  kubectl describe pods
  # Describe pods by label name=myLabel
  kubectl describe pods -l name=myLabel
  # Describe all pods managed by the 'frontend' replication controller
  # (rc-created pods get the name of the rc as a prefix in the pod name)
  kubectl describe pods frontend


  -A, --all-namespaces=false
            If present, list the requested object(s) across all namespaces. Namespace in current    
            context is ignored even if specified with --namespace.
            Return large lists in chunks rather than all at once. Pass 0 to disable. This flag is   
            beta and may change in the future.
  -f, --filename=[]
            Filename, directory, or URL to files containing the resource to describe
  -k, --kustomize=''
            Process the kustomization directory. This flag can`t be used together with -f or -R.
  -R, --recursive=false
            Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to       
            manage related manifests organized within the same directory.
  -l, --selector=''
            Selector (label query) to filter on, supports `=`, `==`, and `!=`.(e.g. -l              
            key1=value1,key2=value2). Matching objects must satisfy all of the specified label      
            If true, display events related to the described object.

Options inherited from parent commands

            Username to impersonate for the operation. User could be a regular user or a service    
            account in a namespace.
            Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple   
            UID to impersonate for the operation.
            Default cache directory
            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 (default $WERF_KUBE_CONTEXT)
            If true, opt-out of response compression for all requests to the server
            Use specified dir to store werf cache files and dirs (default $WERF_HOME or ~/.werf)
            If true, the server`s certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your 
            HTTPS connections insecure (default $WERF_SKIP_TLS_VERIFY_REGISTRY)
            Kubernetes config data as base64 string (default $WERF_KUBE_CONFIG_BASE64 or            
            Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests (default $WERF_KUBE_CONFIG, or      
            $WERF_KUBECONFIG, or $KUBECONFIG). Ignored if kubeconfig passed as base64.
            Require server version to match client version
  -n, --namespace=''
            If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request
            Password for basic authentication to the API server
            Name of profile to capture. One of (none|cpu|heap|goroutine|threadcreate|block|mutex)
            Name of the file to write the profile to
            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.
  -s, --server=''
            The address and port of the Kubernetes API server
            Server name to use for server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the        
            hostname used to contact the server is used
            Use specified dir to store tmp files and dirs (default $WERF_TMP_DIR or system tmp dir)
            Bearer token for authentication to the API server
            The name of the kubeconfig user to use
            Username for basic authentication to the API server
            Treat warnings received from the server as errors and exit with a non-zero exit code