Fast kubectl mass delete

kubectl delete -A --all

Is very slow, because under the hood it runs 1 delete at a time. (easy to see with -v 8)

A much faster way is to talk to the api directly:

kubectl delete --raw /api/v1/namespaces/foo/pods

That also works with label selectors, for example foo=bar would be:


… and deleting everything in foo namespace would be:


It does not work without a namespace,
so to delete everything with a given label we have to fetch first and then iterate all namespaces.

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