Operating modes

This page discusses various operating modes of Skaffold.

Skaffold provides two separate operating modes:

  • skaffold dev, the continuous development mode, enables monitoring of the source repository, so that every time you make changes to the source code, Skaffold will build and deploy your application.
  • skaffold run, the standard mode, instructs Skaffold to build and deploy your application exactly once. When you make changes to the source code, you will have to call skaffold run again to build and deploy your application.

Skaffold command-line interface also provides other functionalities that may be helpful to your project. For more information, see CLI References.