»kv destroy

The kv destroy command permanently removes the specified versions' data from the key/value secrets engine. If no key exists at the path, no action is taken.


Destroy version 11 of the key "creds":

$ vault kv destroy -versions=11 secret/creds
Success! Data written to: secret/destroy/creds
$ vault kv destroy -versions=11 secret/credsSuccess! Data written to: secret/destroy/creds


There are no flags beyond the standard set of flags included on all commands.

»Output Options

  • -format (string: "table") - Print the output in the given format. Valid formats are "table", "json", or "yaml". This can also be specified via the VAULT_FORMAT environment variable.

»Command Options

  • -versions ([]int: <required>) - The versions to destroy. Their data will be permanently deleted.