Using multiple commands in a kubernetes yaml file

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So I followed the kubernetes documentation to execute a command using a yaml file:

http://kubernetes.io/v1.1/docs/user-guide/configuring-containers.html

apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
metadata:
  name: hello-world
spec:  # specification of the pod’s contents
  restartPolicy: Never
  containers:
  - name: hello
    image: "ubuntu:14.04"
    env:
    - name: MESSAGE
      value: "hello world"
    command: ["/bin/sh","-c"]
    args: ["/bin/echo \"${MESSAGE}\""]

But I want to run multiple commands. How should I do it?

Aug 27, 2018 in Kubernetes by DragonLord999
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3 answers to this question.

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command: ["/bin/sh","-c"]
args: ["command one; command two; command three"]

The first part(command: ["/bin/sh","-c"]) just tells the machine to run a shell and then run the following commands. The portion in args is where the actual commands are passed to the shell. You use semicolon to separate the commands. OR an easier wary in my opinion is to build your own dockerfile. Use RUN to execute your commands. For further details, refer to the Kubernetes Training.

answered Aug 27, 2018 by DareDev
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how to pass the Dockerfile to this ? will args: ["dockerfile"] work??
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This should help..

command: ["/bin/sh","-c"]
args: ["c1; c2 && c3"]
answered Apr 23, 2019 by Himanshu
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Try something like this:

containers:
  - name: mysqldump
    image: mysql
    command: ["/bin/sh", "-c"]
    args:
      - echo starting;
        ls -la /backups;
        mysqldump --host=... -r /backups/file.sql db_name;
        ls -la /backups;
        echo done;
    volumeMounts:
      ---
answered Apr 23, 2019 by lyza

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