What is Krew?

Krew is the plugin manager for kubectl command-line tool.

Krew helps you:

  • discover kubectl plugins,
  • install them on your machine,
  • and keep the installed plugins up-to-date.

There are over 80 kubectl plugins currently distributed on Krew.

Krew works across all major platforms, like macOS, Linux and Windows.

Krew also helps kubectl plugin developers: You can package and distribute your plugins on multiple platforms easily and makes them discoverable through a centralized plugin repository with Krew.

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