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Version: 23.1

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]


-f, --from-filestringFile of topic/partition tuples for which to delete offsets for.
-h, --help-Help for offset-delete.
-t, --topicstringArraytopic:partition_id (repeatable; e.g. -t foo:0,1,2 ).
--brokersstringsComma-separated list of broker ip:port pairs (e.g. --brokers ',,'). Alternatively, you may set the REDPANDA_BROKERS environment variable with the comma-separated list of broker addresses.
--configstringRedpanda config file, if not set the file will be searched for in the default locations.
--passwordstringSASL password to be used for authentication.
--sasl-mechanismstringThe authentication mechanism to use. Supported values: SCRAM-SHA-256, SCRAM-SHA-512.
--tls-certstringThe certificate to be used for TLS authentication with the broker.
--tls-enabled-Enable TLS for the Kafka API (not necessary if specifying custom certs).
--tls-keystringThe certificate key to be used for TLS authentication with the broker.
--tls-truststorestringThe truststore to be used for TLS communication with the broker.
--userstringSASL user to be used for authentication.
-v, --verbose-Enable verbose logging (default: false).

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