Customize installation directory
By default, Krew installs itself and plugins to
$HOME/.krew. This means
Krew itself and the installed plugins will be visible only to the user who
To customize this installation path, set the
KREW_ROOT environment variable
while installing Krew. After Krew is
installed, you still need to set
KREW_ROOT in your environment for Krew
to be able to find its installation directory.
For example, add this to your
Note that you still need to add
$KREW_ROOT/bin to your
kubectl to be able to find installed plugins.
Use a different default index
When Krew is installed, it automatically initializes an index named
pointing to the krew-index repository. You can force Krew to use a
different repository by setting
KREW_DEFAULT_INDEX_URI before running the
installation instructions or after removing the
KREW_DEFAULT_INDEX_URI must point to a git repository URI that uses a valid
git remote protocol.
To use a different default index, set the
variable in your
Configure network proxy
If you want to use Krew with an HTTP proxy, you can configure environment
variables HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and NO_PROXY. Behavior of these
environment variables are explained here.