rpk topic list

List topics, optionally listing specific topics.

This command lists all topics that you have access to by default. If specifying topics or regular expressions, this command can be used to know exactly what topics you would delete if using the same input to the delete command.

Alternatively, you can request specific topics to list, which can be used to check authentication errors (do you not have access to a topic you were expecting to see?), or to list all topics that match regular expressions.

The --regex or -r flag opts into parsing the input topics as regular expressions and listing any non-internal topic that matches any of expressions. The input expressions are wrapped with ^ and $ so that the expression must match the whole topic name. Regular expressions cannot be used to match internal topics, as such, specifying both -i and -r will exit with failure.

Lastly, --detailed or -d flag opts in to printing extra per-partition information.


rpk topic list [flags]


list, ls


Value Type Description

-d, --detailed


Print per-partition information for topics.

-h, --help


Help for list.

-i, --internal


Print internal topics.

-r, --regex


Parse topics as regex; list any topic that matches any input topic expression.



Redpanda or rpk config file. Default search paths are: ~/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD, 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.