doctl compute action

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The sub-commands of doctl compute action retrieve the history of actions taken on your resources.

You can retrieve information for a specific action by adding the action’s ID as an argument. For example, while doctl compute action list lists all of the actions taken on all of the resources in your account, doctl compute action get <action-id> retrieves details for a specific action. Additionally, you can use --action-type flag to filter the list of actions by type. For example, doctl compute action list --action-type power_on lists all of the actions that powered on a resource.


Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
Command Description
doctl compute Display commands that manage infrastructure
doctl compute action get Retrieve details about a specific action
doctl compute action list Retrieve a list of all recent actions taken on your resources
doctl compute action wait Block thread until an action completes

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false