How kubectl Plugins Work

Learn how kubectl plugins work in Kubernetes.


The kubectl is a powerful command line tool that allows us to manipulate Kubernetes with ease. We could write scripts to invoke a set of kubectl commands to do fancy tasks, such as querying objects, maintaining nodes, and more. More complex operations can be implemented by utilizing these kubectl commands as essential building blocks. Our work becomes much simpler if we can plumb our implementations as a kubectl plugin.

Get hands-on with 1200+ tech skills courses.