Deletes a local Kubernetes cluster


Deletes a local Kubernetes cluster. This command deletes the VM, and removes all associated files.


minikube delete [flags]
Delete all profiles
minikube delete --all
Delete profile & .minikube directory

Do note that the following command only works if you have only 1 profile. If there are multiple profiles, the command will error out.

minikube delete --purge
Delete all profiles & .minikube directory

This will delete all the profiles and .minikube directory.

minikube delete --purge --all


      --all: Set flag to delete all profiles
      --purge: Set this flag to delete the '.minikube' folder from your user directory.

Options inherited from parent commands

      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
  -b, --bootstrapper string              The name of the cluster bootstrapper that will set up the kubernetes cluster. (default "kubeadm")
      --log_backtrace_at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log_dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files
  -p, --profile string                   The name of the minikube VM being used. This can be set to allow having multiple instances of minikube independently. (default "minikube")
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          log level for V logs
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging
Last modified October 20, 2019: Added delete command documentation (3ff4c4422)