doctl kubernetes cluster delete

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doctl kubernetes cluster delete <id|name>... [flags]


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Deletes the specified Kubernetes clusters and the Droplets associated with them. To delete all other DigitalOcean resources created during the operation of the clusters, such as load balancers, volumes or volume snapshots, use the --dangerous flag.


The following example deletes a cluster named example-cluster:

doctl kubernetes cluster delete example-cluster


Option Description
--dangerous Deletes the cluster’s associated resources like load balancers, volumes and volume snapshots
Default: false
--force , -f Deletes the cluster without a confirmation prompt
Default: false
--help , -h Help for this command
--update-kubeconfig Remove the deleted cluster from your kubeconfig
Default: true
Command Description
doctl kubernetes cluster Display commands for managing Kubernetes clusters

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