» Command: apply
terraform apply command is used to apply the changes required
to reach the desired state of the configuration, or the pre-determined
set of actions generated by a
terraform plan execution plan.
terraform apply [options] [dir-or-plan]
apply scans the current directory for the configuration
and applies the changes appropriately. However, a path to another configuration
or an execution plan can be provided. Explicit execution plans files can be
used to split plan and apply into separate steps within
The command-line flags are all optional. The list of available flags are:
-backup=path- Path to the backup file. Defaults to
-state-outwith the ".backup" extension. Disabled by setting to "-".
-lock=true- Lock the state file when locking is supported.
-lock-timeout=0s- Duration to retry a state lock.
-input=true- Ask for input for variables if not directly set.
-auto-approve- Skip interactive approval of plan before applying.
-no-color- Disables output with coloring.
-parallelism=n- Limit the number of concurrent operation as Terraform walks the graph.
-refresh=true- Update the state for each resource prior to planning and applying. This has no effect if a plan file is given directly to apply.
-state=path- Path to the state file. Defaults to "terraform.tfstate". Ignored when remote state is used.
-state-out=path- Path to write updated state file. By default, the
-statepath will be used. Ignored when remote state is used.
-target=resource- A Resource Address to target. For more information, see the targeting docs from
-var 'foo=bar'- Set a variable in the Terraform configuration. This flag can be set multiple times. Variable values are interpreted as HCL, so list and map values can be specified via this flag.
-var-file=foo- Set variables in the Terraform configuration from a variable file. If a
.auto.tfvarsfiles are present in the current directory, they will be automatically loaded.
terraform.tfvarsis loaded first and the
.auto.tfvarsfiles after in alphabetical order. Any files specified by
-var-fileoverride any values set automatically from files in the working directory. This flag can be used multiple times.