terraform show command is used to provide human-readable output
from a state or plan file. This can be used to inspect a plan to ensure
that the planned operations are expected, or to inspect the current state
as Terraform sees it.
Machine-readable output is generated by adding the
Note: When using the
-json command-line flag, any sensitive values in
Terraform state will be displayed in plain text. For more information, see
Sensitive Data in State.
For Terraform state files (including when no path is provided),
terraform show -json will show a JSON representation of the state.
For Terraform plan files,
terraform show -json will show a JSON representation
of the plan, configuration, and current state.
If you've updated providers which contain new schema versions since the state
was written, the state needs to be upgraded before it can be displayed with
show -json. If you are viewing a plan, it must be created without
-refresh=false. If you are viewing a state file, run
The output format is covered in detail in JSON Output Format.
terraform show [options] [file]
You may use
show with a path to either a Terraform state file or plan
file. If you don't specify a file path, Terraform will show the latest state
This command accepts the following options:
-no-color- Disables output with coloring
-json- Displays machine-readable output from a state or plan file
JSON output via the
-json option requires Terraform v0.12 or later.