doctl compute action list

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doctl compute action list [flags]




This command retrieves a list of all actions taken on your resources. The following details are provided:

  • The action ID
  • The action status (pending, completed, etc)
  • The action type (create, destroy, power_cycle, power_off, power_on, backup, migrate, attach_volume, etc)
  • 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)


--action-typeAction type
--afterAction completed after in RFC3339 format
--beforeAction completed before in RFC3339 format
--formatColumns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Status, Type, StartedAt, CompletedAt, ResourceID, ResourceType, Region
--help, -hHelp for this command
--no-headerReturn raw data with no headers
Default: false
--regionAction region
--resource-typeAction resource type
--statusAction status
doctl compute actionDisplay commands for retrieving resource action history

Global Flags

--access-token, -tAPI V2 access token
--api-url, -uOverride default API endpoint
--config, -cSpecify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--contextSpecify a custom authentication context name
--output, -oDesired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--traceShow a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -vEnable verbose output
Default: false