Kui: a Framework for Enhancing CLIs with Graphics
We love CLIs, and think they are critical for interacting in a flexible way with the cloud. We need the power to go off the rails. But ASCII is tedious.
Kui takes your normal
kubectl command line requests and responds
with graphics. Instead of ASCII tables, you are presented with
sortable ones. Instead of copying and pasting long auto-generated
resource names, in Kui you just click.
Kui is also fast. It launches in seconds, and can process
commands 2-3 times faster than
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We offer prebuilt images optimized for an enhanced Kubernetes CLI experience.
MacOS (Intel and Apple Silicon)
brew install kui kubectl kui get pods open /Applications/Kui.app
Windows and Linux
add the unzipped directory to your PATH. Now use
kubectl kui or
Kui executable to use Kui's built-in REPL.
Windows Warning: Please use forward slashes for filepaths, e.g. c:/users, not c:\users.
I don't trust the prebuilts
We hear you. Choose your platform (e.g.
mac:amd64), execute the
following, then look in
git clone email@example.com:kubernetes-sigs/kui.git && cd kui && npm ci && \ npm run build:electron:mac:amd64
Using the Kui framework, you can design your own Kubernetes enhancements, set a custom theme or custom icon, and enhance the commands of your favorite CLI. Check out the template repo. If your enhancements would be generally valuable, please PR them back here, e.g. awesome Kubernetes enhancements can be integrated with the core Kubernetes plugin.
Code of Conduct
Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the Kubernetes Code of Conduct.