rpk group delete

Delete consumer groups explicitly through rpk group delete.

This allows you to proactively manage offsets, for example, when you’ve created temporary groups for quick investigation or testing and you want to clear offsets sooner than the automatic cleanup.

Consumer groups are automatically deleted when the last committed offset expires. Group offset deletion can happen through:


rpk group delete [GROUPS...] [flags]


Value Type Description

-h, --help


Help for delete.



Redpanda or rpk config file; default search paths are /var/lib/redpanda/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD/redpanda.yaml, and /etc/redpanda/redpanda.yaml.

-X, --config-opt


Override rpk configuration settings. See rpk -X or execute rpk -X help for inline detail or rpk -X list for terser detail.



Profile to use. See rpk profile for more details.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging.