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kubectl run

Run pods in Kubernetes. Specifies pod generator to avoid deprecation error in some K8S versions. More information:

  • Run an nginx pod and expose port 80:

kubectl run --generator=run-pod/v1 nginx --image=nginx --port 80

  • Run an nginx pod, setting the TEST_VAR environment variable:

kubectl run --generator=run-pod/v1 nginx --image=nginx --env="TEST_VAR=testing"

  • Show API calls that would be made to create an nginx container:

kubectl run --generator=run-pod/v1 nginx --image=nginx --dry-run

  • Run an Ubuntu pod interactively, never restart it, and remove it when it exits:

kubectl run --generator=run-pod/v1 -it temp-ubuntu --image=ubuntu:20.04 --restart=Never --rm -- /bin/bash

  • Run an Ubuntu pod, overriding the default command with echo, and specifying custom arguments:

kubectl run --generator=run-pod/v1 temp-ubuntu --image=ubuntu:20.04 --command -- echo arg1 arg2 arg3