doctl compute action wait

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




Block the current thread, returning when an action completes.

For example, if you find an action when calling doctl compute action list that has a status of in-progress, you can note the action ID and call doctl compute action wait <action-id>, and doctl will appear to “hang” until the action has completed. This can be useful for scripting purposes.


The following example waits for the action 123456 to complete before allowing further commands to execute:

doctl compute action wait 123456


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
--poll-timeout Re-poll time in seconds
Default: 5
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