Discovering Plugins

You can find a list of kubectl plugins distributed via Krew here. However, you can find plugins using the command line as well.

Search available plugins

First, refresh your local copy of the plugin index:

$ kubectl krew update

To list all plugins available, run:

$ kubectl krew search

NAME             DESCRIPTION                                         INSTALLED
access-matrix    Show an RBAC access matrix for server resources     no
advise-psp       Suggests PodSecurityPolicies for cluster.           no
auth-proxy       Authentication proxy to a pod or service            no
bulk-action      Do bulk actions on Kubernetes resources.            no
ca-cert          Print the PEM CA certificate of the current clu...  no

You can specify search keywords as arguments:

$ kubectl krew search pod

NAME                DESCRIPTION                                         INSTALLED
evict-pod           Evicts the given pod                                no
pod-dive            Shows a pod's workload tree and info inside a node  no
pod-logs            Display a list of pods to get logs from             no
pod-shell           Display a list of pods to execute a shell in        no
rm-standalone-pods  Remove all pods without owner references            no
support-bundle      Creates support bundles for off-cluster analysis    no

Learn more about a plugin

To get more information on a plugin, run kubectl krew info <PLUGIN>:

$  kubectl krew info tree

NAME: tree
VERSION: v0.4.0
  This plugin shows sub-resources of a specified Kubernetes API object in a
  tree view in the command-line. The parent-child relationship is discovered
  using ownerReferences on the child object.
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