doctl compute action get

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doctl compute action get <action-id> [flags]




Retrieve the following details about a specific action taken on one of your resources:

  • The action ID
  • The action status (pending, completed, etc)
  • The action type, such as: create, destroy, power_cycle, power_off, power_on, backup, migrate, attach_volume
  • The Date/Time when the action started, in RFC3339 format
  • The Date/Time when the action completed, in RFC3339 format
  • The resource ID of the resource upon which the action was taken
  • The resource type (Droplet, backend)
  • The region in which the action took place (nyc3, sfo2, etc)


The following example retrieves the action’s ID, status, and resource type of the action with ID 123456:

doctl compute action get 123456 --format ID,Status,ResourceType


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Status, Type, StartedAt, CompletedAt, ResourceID, ResourceType, Region.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
Command Description
doctl compute action Display commands for retrieving resource action history

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