How to Install kubectl


kubectl is Kubernetes command line tool. It allows you to run commands against Kubernetes cluster. kubectl is gateway to you cluster, allowing you to inspect, create, delete, and manipulate your resources in other ways.

Download the latest version:

curl -LO https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/`curl -s https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/stable.txt`/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl

Add it to your PATH:

sudo mv kubectl /usr/local/bin/kubectl

Make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/kubectl

Finally, check if it works:

kubectl version --client

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