This is an oh-my-zsh plugin (or source
kube-aliases.plugin.zsh for bash) to
make working with kubernetes easier. It provides a bunch of bash aliases and
zsh functions. Docs can be found
clarifies all aliases.
There are a few main features of this plugin. First, there are lots of aliases to make working with Kubernetes easier. Second, there are bash functions to help with varies tasks such as switching contexts to use different clusters.
To see a full list of aliases, use
In general and when it makes sense, aliases follow the following conventions.
k # kubectl
kd<r> # kubectl delete <resource>, e.g. kdp for kubectl delete pods
kds<r> # kubectl describe <resource>, e.g. kdsp for kubectl describe pod
ke<r> # kubectl edit <resource>, e.g. kep for kubectl edit pods
kg<r> # kubectl get <resource>, e.g. kgp for kubectl get pods
kga<r> # kubectl get --all-namespaces -o wide <resource>, e.g. kgap for kubectl --all-namespaces -o wide get pods
kl # kubectl logs <podname>
klf # kubectl logs -f <podname>: i.e. watch logs live
There is also some other useful commands such as the following:
kcon # create configuration files
kdap # delete all pods within a namespace
kdrain # drain a node
kexec # execute a command in a specified pod,
# default drops user into a shell
kfind # use a regular expression to find items across everything except
# custom resources
kgpns # Get just pod names in a namespace
kpfind # Search through pods with regular expressions
krd # restart a deployment
kstatus # search across namespaces to find pods statuses
For a more detailed list of aliases, view the docs.
Not everything is currently implemented, but more and more is being added to the list. If something is missing that is desired, feel free to submit a pull request.
Aliases for Kubernetes Extensions
For easy context and namespace switching there is
kubectx allows users context
switching, and the linked github comes with
kubens which allows for simple
namespace switching. You can use the following aliases:
Kubernetes Metrics Server
To get some metrics from nodes or pods, you can use Kubernetes Metrics Server. There are the aliases
alias kt='kubectl top'
alias ktn='kubectl top nodes'
alias ktp='kubectl top pods'
If there is problems with autocomplete, it may be that kubectl is not on the path when the plugin is loaded. To fix, load plugins after adding kubectl to path.