K9s provides a terminal UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters

Updating k9s

webi k9s@stable

Use the @beta tag for pre-releases.

Cheat Sheet

k9s aim is to make it easier to navigate, observe and manage your applications in the wild. K9s continually watches Kubernetes for changes and offers subsequent commands to interact with your observed resources.

Preflight check

K9s uses 256 colors terminal mode. On `Nix system make sure TERM is set accordingly.

export TERM=xterm-256color

To run k9s:

k9s

Command line arguments

List all available CLI options

k9s help

To get info about K9s runtime (logs, configs, etc..)

k9s info

To run K9s in a given namespace

k9s -n mycoolns

Start K9s in an existing KubeConfig context

k9s --context coolCtx

Start K9s in readonly mode - with all cluster modification commands disabled

k9s --readonly

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