Question

doctl command is missing required arguments

When trying to run

doctl compute droplet-action power-off <droplet id> --wait true;

I get: Error: (droplet-action.power-off) command is missing required arguments

Issue is not related to “power-off” action, it also happens on “power-on” and “snapshot” Without “–wait true” it runs as expected;

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Accepted Answer

Hi there @netomarchiori,

I don’t think that the --wait is a valid argument. Can you share the resource where you got that flag from?

You can see the available arguments for the doplet-action command here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/apis-clis/doctl/reference/compute/droplet-action/

You could use the doctl compute action wait <action-id> command instead. The command blocks the current thread, returning when an action completes.

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/apis-clis/doctl/reference/compute/action/wait/

Regards, Bobby