rpk group offset-delete

Forcefully delete offsets for a Kafka group.

The broker will only allow the request to succeed if the group is in a dead state (no subscriptions) or there are no subscriptions for offsets for topic/partitions requested to be deleted.

Use either the --from-file or the --topic option. They are mutually exclusive. To indicate which topics or topic partitions you’d like to remove offsets from use the --topic (-t) flag, followed by a comma separated list of partition IDs. Supplying no list will delete all offsets for all partitions for a given topic.

You may also provide a text file to indicate topic/partition tuples. Use the --from-file flag for this option. The file must contain lines of topic/partitions separated by a tab or space. Example:

topic_a 0
topic_a 1
topic_b 0


rpk group offset-delete [GROUP] --from-file FILE --topic foo:0,1,2 [flags]


Value Type Description

-f, --from-file


File of topic/partition tuples for which to delete offsets for.

-h, --help


Help for offset-delete.

-t, --topic


topic:partition_id (repeatable; e.g. -t foo:0,1,2 ).



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.