doctl compute action wait

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




The command blocks 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.


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
--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