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Kubectl plugin

This plugin adds completion for the Kubernetes cluster manager, as well as some aliases for common kubectl commands.

To use it, add kubectl to the plugins array in your zshrc file:

plugins=(... kubectl)


Alias Command Description
k kubectl The kubectl command
kca kubectl --all-namespaces The kubectl command targeting all namespaces
kaf kubectl apply -f Apply a YML file
keti kubectl exec -ti Drop into an interactive terminal on a container
Manage configuration quickly to switch contexts between local, dev and staging
kcuc kubectl config use-context Set the current-context in a kubeconfig file
kcsc kubectl config set-context Set a context entry in kubeconfig
kcdc kubectl config delete-context Delete the specified context from the kubeconfig
kccc kubectl config current-context Display the current-context
kcgc kubectl config get-contexts List of contexts available
General aliases
kdel kubectl delete Delete resources by filenames, stdin, resources and names, or by resources and label selector
kdelf kubectl delete -f Delete a pod using the type and name specified in -f argument
Pod management
kgp kubectl get pods List all pods in ps output format
kgpw kgp --watch After listing/getting the requested object, watch for changes
kgpwide kgp -o wide Output in plain-text format with any additional information. For pods, the node name is included
kep kubectl edit pods Edit pods from the default editor
kdp kubectl describe pods Describe all pods
kdelp kubectl delete pods Delete all pods matching passed arguments
kgpl kgp -l Get pod by label. Example: kgpl "app=myapp" -n myns
Service management
kgs kubectl get svc List all services in ps output format
kgsw kgs --watch After listing all services, watch for changes
kgswide kgs -o wide After listing all services, output in plain-text format with any additional information
kes kubectl edit svc Edit services(svc) from the default editor
kds kubectl describe svc Describe all services in detail
kdels kubectl delete svc Delete all services matching passed argument
Ingress management
kgi kubectl get ingress List ingress resources in ps output format
kei kubectl edit ingress Edit ingress resource from the default editor
kdi kubectl describe ingress Describe ingress resource in detail
kdeli kubectl delete ingress Delete ingress resources matching passed argument
Namespace management
kgns kubectl get namespaces List the current namespaces in a cluster
kcn kubectl config set-context ... Change current namespace
kens kubectl edit namespace Edit namespace resource from the default editor
kdns kubectl describe namespace Describe namespace resource in detail
kdelns kubectl delete namespace Delete the namespace. WARNING! This deletes everything in the namespace
ConfigMap management
kgcm kubectl get configmaps List the configmaps in ps output format
kecm kubectl edit configmap Edit configmap resource from the default editor
kdcm kubectl describe configmap Describe configmap resource in detail
kdelcm kubectl delete configmap Delete the configmap
Secret management
kgsec kubectl get secret Get secret for decoding
kdsec kubectl describe secret Describe secret resource in detail
kdelsec kubectl delete secret Delete the secret
Deployment management
kgd kubectl get deployment Get the deployment
kgdw kgd --watch After getting the deployment, watch for changes
kgdwide kgd -o wide After getting the deployment, output in plain-text format with any additional information
ked kubectl edit deployment Edit deployment resource from the default editor
kdd kubectl describe deployment Describe deployment resource in detail
kdeld kubectl delete deployment Delete the deployment
ksd kubectl scale deployment Scale a deployment
krsd kubectl rollout status deployment Check the rollout status of a deployment
kres kubectl set env $@ REFRESHED_AT=... Recreate all pods in deployment with zero-downtime
Rollout management
kgrs kubectl get rs To see the ReplicaSet rs created by the deployment
krh kubectl rollout history Check the revisions of this deployment
kru kubectl rollout undo Rollback to the previous revision
Port forwarding
kpf kubectl port-forward Forward one or more local ports to a pod
Tools for accessing all information
kga kubectl get all List all resources in ps format
kgaa kubectl get all --all-namespaces List the requested object(s) across all namespaces
kl kubectl logs Print the logs for a container or resource
klf kubectl logs -f Stream the logs for a container or resource (follow)
File copy
kcp kubectl cp Copy files and directories to and from containers
Node management
kgno kubectl get nodes List the nodes in ps output format
keno kubectl edit node Edit nodes resource from the default editor
kdno kubectl describe node Describe node resource in detail
kdelno kubectl delete node Delete the node
Persistent Volume Claim management
kgpvc kubectl get pvc List all PVCs
kgpvcw kgpvc --watch After listing/getting the requested object, watch for changes
kepvc kubectl edit pvc Edit pvcs from the default editor
kdpvc kubectl describe pvc Descirbe all pvcs
kdelpvc kubectl delete pvc Delete all pvcs matching passed arguments
kgss kubectl get statefulset List the statefulsets in ps format
kgssw kgss --watch After getting the list of statefulsets, watch for changes
kgsswide kgss -o wide After getting the statefulsets, output in plain-text format with any additional information
kess kubectl edit statefulset Edit statefulset resource from the default editor
kdss kubectl describe statefulset Describe statefulset resource in detail
kdelss kubectl delete statefulset Delete the statefulset
ksss kubectl scale statefulset Scale a statefulset
krsss kubectl rollout status statefulset Check the rollout status of a deployment
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