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arkade is how developers install the latest versions of their favourite CLI tools and Kubernetes apps.

With arkade get, you'll have kubectl, kind, terraform, and jq on your machine faster than you can type apt-get install or brew update.

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With over 120 CLIs and 55 Kubernetes apps (charts, manifests, installers) available for Kubernetes, gone are the days of contending with dozens of README files just to set up a development stack with the usual suspects like ingress-nginx, Postgres, and cert-manager.

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Should you try arkade?

I was setting up a new dev environment yesterday. Kind, helm, kustomize, kubectl, all this stuff. My take is - arkade is highly underappreciated. I'd spend an hour in the past to install such tools. With arkade it was under ten minutes.

Ivan Velichko, SRE @

Before arkade whenever I used to spin up an instance, I used to go to multiple sites and download the binary. Arkade is one of my favourite tools.

Kumar Anurag - Cloud Native Enthusiast

It's hard to use K8s without Arkade these days. My team at @lftechnology absolutely loves it.


arkade is really a great tool to install CLI tools, and system packages, check this blog on how to get started with arkade it's a time saver.

Kiran Satya Raj

This is real magic get #kubernetes up and going in a second; then launch #openfaas a free better than lambda solution that uses docker images.

Greg runs Fullstack JS and is a JavaScript developer

for getting the basics installed, nothing beats arkade it can install commonly used cli tools like kubectl locally for you, as well as common k8s pkgs like ingress-nginx or portainer


I finally got around to installing Arkade, super simple! quicker to install this than the argocli standalone commands, but there are lots of handy little tools in there. also, the neat little part about arkade, not only does it make it easy to install a ton of different apps and CLIs you can also get the info on them as well pretty quickly.

Michael Cade @ Kasten

You've to install the latest and greatest tools for your daily @kubernetesio tasks? No problem, check out #arkade the open source #kubernetes marketplace 👍

Thorsten Hans - Cloud Native consultant

If you want to install quickly a new tool in your dev env or in your k8s cluster you can use the Arkade ( easy and quick you should it try out! Ps. I contribute to this project 🥰

Carlos Panato - Staff engineer @ Mattermost

arkade is the 'brew install' of Kubernetes. You can install and run an application in a single command. Finally! / by Alex Ellis

John Arundel - Cloud consultant, author



Getting arkade

# Note: you can also run without `sudo` and move the binary yourself
curl -sLS | sudo sh

arkade --help
ark --help  # a handy alias

# Windows users with Git Bash
curl -sLS | sh

Windows users: arkade requires bash to be available, therefore Windows users should install and use Git Bash

An alias of ark is created at installation time, so you can also run ark install APP

Usage overview

Arkade can be used to install Kubernetes apps or to download CLI tools.

  • arkade install - install a Kubernetes app
  • arkade info - see the post installation screen for a Kubernetes app
  • arkade get - download a CLI tool
  • arkade update - perform a self-update of arkade on MacOS and Linux

An arkade "app" could represent a helm chart such as openfaas/faas-netes, a custom CLI installer such as istioctl, or a set of static manifests (i.e. MetalLB).

An arkade "tool" is a CLI that can be downloaded for your operating system. Arkade downloads statically-linked binaries from their upstream locations on GitHub or the vendor's chosen URL such as with kubectl and terraform.

Did you know? Arkade users run arkade get both on their local workstations, and on their CI runners such as GitHub Actions or Jenkins.

Download CLI tools with arkade

arkade downloads the correct version of a CLI for your OS and CPU.

With automatic detection of: Windows / MacOS / Linux / Intel / ARM.

# Download a binary release of a tool

arkade get kubectl

# Download a specific version of that tool
arkade get kubectl@v1.22.0

# Download multiple tools at once
arkade get kubectl \
  helm \

# Download multiple specific versions
arkade get faas-cli@0.13.15 \

# Override machine os/arch
arkade get faas-cli \
  --arch arm64 \
  --os linux

# Override machine os/arch
arkade get faas-cli \
  --arch arm64 \
  --os darwin

This is a time saver compared to searching for download pages every time you need a tool.

Files are stored at $HOME/.arkade/bin/

Want to download tools to a custom path such as into the GitHub Actions cached tool folder?

arkade get faas-cli kubectl \
  --path $HOME/runner/_work/_tools

# Usage:
/runner/_work/_tools/faas-cli version

faas-cli version

Think of arkade get TOOL as a doing for CLIs, what arkade install does for helm.

Adding a new tool for download is as simple as editing tools.go.

Click here for the full catalog of CLIs

Install System Packages

System packages are tools designed for installation on a Linux workstation, server or CI runner.

These are a more limited group of applications designed for quick setup, scripting and CI, and generally do not fit into the arkade get pattern, due to additional installation steps or system configuration.

# Show packages
arkade system install

# Show package flags
arkade system install go --help

# Install latest version of Go to /usr/local/bin/go
arkade system install go

# Install Go 1.18 to /tmp/go
arkade system install go \
  --version 1.18 \
  --path /tmp/

# Install containerd for ARM64, 32-bit ARM or x86_64
# with systemd enabled
arkade system install containerd \

Run the following to see what's available arkade system install:

  actions-runner  Install GitHub Actions Runner
  buildkitd       Install Buildkitd
  caddy           Install Caddy Server
  cni             Install CNI plugins
  containerd      Install containerd
  firecracker     Install Firecracker
  gitlab-runner   Install GitLab Runner
  go              Install Go
  node            Install Node.js
  prometheus      Install Prometheus
  pwsh            Install Powershell
  registry        Install registry
  tc-redirect-tap Install tc-redirect-tap      

The initial set of system apps is now complete, learn more in the original proposal: Feature: system packages for Linux servers, CI and workstations #654

Install Packages from OCI images

For packages distributed in Open Container Initiative (OCI) images, you can use arkade oci install to extract them to a given folder on your system.

vmmeter is one example of a package that is only published as a container image, which is not released on a GitHub releases page.

arkade oci install \
  --path /usr/local/bin
  • --path - the folder to extract the package to
  • --version - the version of the package to extract, if not specified the :latest tag is used
  • --arch - the architecture to extract, if not specified the host's architecture is used

Install CLIs during CI with GitHub Actions

Example of downloading faas-cli (specific version) and kubectl (latest), putting them into the PATH automatically, and executing one of them in a subsequent step.

    - uses: alexellis/arkade-get@master
        kubectl: latest
        faas-cli: 0.14.10
    - name: check for faas-cli
      run: |
        faas-cli version

If you just need system applications, you could also try "setup-arkade":

    - uses: alexellis/setup-arkade@v2
    - name: Install containerd and go
      run: |
        arkade system install containerd
        arkade system install go

Bump Helm chart versions

To bump the patch version of your Helm chart, run arkade chart bump -f ./chart/values.yaml. This updates the patch component of the version specified in Chart.yaml.

arkade chart bump -f ./charts/flagger/values.yaml
charts/flagger/Chart.yaml 1.36.0 => 1.37.0

By default, the new version is written to stdout. To bump the version in the file, run the above command with the --write flag. To bump the version in the chart's Chart.yaml only if the chart has any changes, specify the --check-for-updates flag:

arkade chart bump -f ./charts/flagger/values.yaml --check-for-updates
no changes detected in charts/flagger/values.yaml; skipping version bump

The directory that contains the Helm chart should be a Git repository. If the flag is specified, the command runs git diff --exit-code <file> to figure out if the file has any changes.

Verify and upgrade images in Helm charts

There are two commands built into arkade designed for software vendors and open source maintainers.

  • arkade helm chart upgrade - run this command to scan for container images and update them automatically by querying a remote registry.
  • arkade helm chart verify - after changing the contents of a values.yaml or docker-compose.yaml file, this command will check each image exists on a remote registry

Whilst end-users may use a GitOps-style tool to deploy charts and update their versions, maintainers need to make conscious decisions about when and which images to change within a Helm chart or compose file.

These two features are used by OpenFaaS Ltd on projects and products like OpenFaaS CE/Pro (Serverless platform) and faasd (docker-compose file).

Upgrade images within a Helm chart

With the command arkade chart upgrade you can upgrade the image tags of a Helm chart from within a values.yaml file to the latest available semantically versioned image.

Original YAML file:

  # Image used for nats deployment when using async with NATS-Streaming.
  image: nats-streaming:0.24.6

Running the command with --verbose prints the upgraded tags to stderr, allowing the output to stdout to be piped to a file.

arkade chart upgrade -f \
  ~/go/src/ \

2023/01/03 10:12:47 Verifying images in: /home/alex/go/src/
2023/01/03 10:12:47 Found 18 images
2023/01/03 10:12:48 [natsio/prometheus-nats-exporter] 0.8.0 => 0.10.1
2023/01/03 10:12:50 [nats-streaming] 0.24.6 => 0.25.2
2023/01/03 10:12:52 [prom/prometheus] v2.38.0 => 2.41.0
2023/01/03 10:12:54 [prom/alertmanager] v0.24.0 => 0.25.0
2023/01/03 10:12:54 [nats] 2.9.2 => 2.9.10

Updated YAML file printed to console:

  # Image used for nats deployment when using async with NATS-Streaming.
  image: nats-streaming:0.25.2

Write the updated image tags back to the file:

arkade chart upgrade -f \
  ~/go/src/ \


  • image: - at the top level
  • component.image: i.e. one level of nesting
  • Docker Hub and GitHub Container Registry

Not supported yet:

  • Custom strings that don't match the word "image": clientImage:
  • Split fields for the image and tag name i.e. and image.tag
  • Third-level nesting openfaas.gateway.image

Verify images within a helm chart

The arkade chart verify command validates that all images specified are accessible on a remote registry and takes a values.yaml file as its input.

Successful checking of a chart with image:

arkade chart verify  -f ~/go/src/

echo $?

There is an exit code of zero and no output when the check passes.

You can pass --verbose to see a detailed view of what's happening.

Checking of nested components, where two of the images do not exist autoscaler.image and dashboard.image:

arkade chart verify  -f ~/go/src/ $?
2 images are missing in /Users/alex/go/src/


Error: verifying failed

echo $?


  • image: - at the top level
  • component.image: i.e. one level of nesting

Not supported yet:

  • Custom strings that don't match the word "image": clientImage:
  • Split fields for the image and tag name i.e. and image.tag
  • Third-level nesting openfaas.gateway.image

Installing apps with arkade

You'll need a Kubernetes cluster to arkade. Unlike cloud-based marketplaces, arkade doesn't have any special pre-requirements and can be used with any private or public cluster.

Create a Kubernetes cluster

If you have Docker installed, then you can install Kubernetes using KinD in a matter of moments:

arkade get kubectl@v1.22.0 \

kind create cluster

You can also download k3d k3s in the same way with arkade get k3d.

Install a Kubernetes app

No need to worry about whether you're installing to Intel or ARM architecture, the correct values will be set for you automatically.

arkade install openfaas \
  --gateways 2 \
  --load-balancer false

The post-installation message shows you how to connect. And whenever you want to see those details again, just run arkade info openfaas.

There are even more options you can choose with arkade install openfaas --help - the various flags you see map to settings from the helm chart README, that you'd usually have to look up and set via a values.yaml file.

If there's something missing from the list of flags that you need, arkade also supports --set for any arkade app that uses helm. Note that not every app uses helm.

Remember how awkward it was last time you installed the Kubernetes dashboard? And how you could never remember the command to get the token to log in?

arkade install kubernetes-dashboard

Forgot your token? arkade info kubernetes-dashboard

This is an example of an arkade app that uses static YAML manifests instead of helm.

Prefer Portainer? Just run: arkade install portainer

Uninstall an app

Run arkade uninstall or arkade delete for more information on how to remove applications from a Kubernetes cluster.

Reduce the repetition

Normally up to a dozen commands (including finding and downloading helm), now just one. No searching for the correct CRD to apply, no trying to install helm, no trying to find the correct helm repo to add:

arkade install cert-manager

Other common tools:

arkade install ingress-nginx

arkade install metrics-server

Say goodbye to values.yaml and hello to flags

We use strongly typed Go CLI flags, so that you can run --help instead of trawling through countless Helm chart README files to find the correct --set combination for what you want.

arkade install ingress-nginx --help

Install ingress-nginx. This app can be installed with Host networking for
cases where an external LB is not available. please see the --host-mode
flag and the ingress-nginx docs for more info

  arkade install ingress-nginx [flags]

  ingress-nginx, nginx-ingress

  arkade install ingress-nginx --namespace default

  -h, --help               help for ingress-nginx
      --host-mode          If we should install ingress-nginx in host mode.
  -n, --namespace string   The namespace used for installation (default "default")
      --update-repo        Update the helm repo (default true)

Override with --set

You can also set helm overrides, for apps which use helm via --set

ark install openfaas --set faasIdler.dryRun=false

After installation, an info message will be printed with help for usage, you can get back to this at any time via:

arkade info <NAME>

Compounding apps

Apps are easier to discover and install than helm chart which involve many more manual steps, however when you compound apps together, they really save you time.

Get a self-hosted TLS registry with authentication

Here's how you can get a self-hosted Docker registry with TLS and authentication in just 5 commands on an empty cluster:

Here's how you would bootstrap OpenFaaS with TLS:

arkade install ingress-nginx
arkade install cert-manager
arkade install openfaas
arkade install openfaas-ingress \
  --email \

And here's what it looks like for a private Docker registry with authentication enabled:

arkade install ingress-nginx
arkade install cert-manager
arkade install docker-registry
arkade install docker-registry-ingress \
  --email \

Get a public IP for a private cluster and your IngressController

And if you're running on a private cloud, on-premises or on your laptop, you can simply add the inlets-operator using inlets to get a secure TCP tunnel and a public IP address.

arkade install inlets-operator \
  --access-token $HOME/digitalocean-token \
  --region lon1 \
  --provider digitalocean

This makes your cluster behave like it was on a public cloud and LoadBalancer IPs go from Pending to a real, functioning IP.

Explore the apps

You can view the various apps available with arkade install / --help, more are available when you run the command yourself.

arkade install --help
ark --help

  arkade install
  arkade install openfaas --helm3 --gateways=2
  arkade install inlets-operator --token-file $HOME/do-token

See the full catalog of apps: See all apps

Community & contributing

Tutorials & community blog posts

Watch a video walk-through by Alex Ellis

Install Apps and CLIs to Kubernetes

Featured tutorials

Official blog posts

Community posts

Suggest a new app

To suggest a new app, please check past issues and raise an issue for it. Think also whether your app suggestion would be a good candidate for a Sponsored App.

Sponsored apps

You can now propose your project or product as a Sponsored App. Sponsored Apps work just like any other app that we've curated, however they will have a note next to them in the app description (sponsored) and a link to your chosen site upon installation. An app sponsorship can be purchased for a minimum of 12 months and includes free development of the Sponsored App, with ongoing support via GitHub for the Sponsored App for the duration only. Ongoing support will be limited to a set amount of hours per month.

When your sponsorship expires the Sponsored App will be removed from arkade, and the ongoing support will cease. A Sponsored App can be renewed 60 days prior to expiration subject to a separate agreement and payment.


arkade VENDOR install PRODUCT
arkade acmeco install dashboard

Contact OpenFaas Ltd to find out how you can have your Sponsored App added to arkade.


How does arkade compare to helm?

In the same way that brew uses git and Makefiles to compile applications for your Mac, arkade uses upstream helm charts and kubectl to install applications to your Kubernetes cluster. arkade exposes strongly-typed flags for the various popular options for helm charts, and enables easier discovery through arkade install --help and arkade install APP --help.

Is arkade suitable for production use?

If you consider helm suitable, and kubectl then yes, arkade by definition uses those tools and the upstream artifacts of OSS projects.

Do you want to run arkade in a CI or CD pipeline? Go ahead.

What is in scope for arkade get?

Generally speaking, tools that are used with the various arkade apps or with Kubernetes are in scope. If you want to propose a tool, raise a GitHub issue.

What about package management? arkade get provides a faster alternative to package managers like apt and brew, you're free to use either or both at the same time.

Automatic download of tools

When required, tools, CLIs, and the helm binaries are downloaded and extracted to $HOME/.arkade.

If installing a tool which uses helm3, arkade will check for a cached version and use that, otherwise it will download it on demand.

Did you accidentally run arkade as root? Running as root is not required, and will mean your KUBECONFIG environment variable will be ignored. You can revert this using the notes on release 0.1.18.

Improving the code or fixing an issue

Before contributing code, please see the CONTRIBUTING guide. Note that arkade uses the same guide as

Both Issues and PRs have their own templates. Please fill out the whole template.

All commits must be signed-off as part of the Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO)

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Catalog of apps and CLIs

An app is software or an add-on for your Kubernetes cluster.

A CLI or "tool" is a command line tool that you run directly on your own workstation or a CI runner.

Catalog of Apps

argocd Install argocd
cassandra Install cassandra
cert-manager Install cert-manager
chart Install the specified helm chart
cockroachdb Install CockroachDB
consul-connect Install Consul Service Mesh
cron-connector Install cron-connector for OpenFaaS
crossplane Install Crossplane
docker-registry Install a community maintained Docker registry chart
docker-registry-ingress Install registry ingress with TLS
falco Install Falco
gitea Install gitea
gitlab Install GitLab
grafana Install grafana
influxdb Install influxdb
ingress-nginx Install ingress-nginx
inlets-operator Install inlets-operator
inlets-tcp-client Install inlets PRO TCP client
istio Install istio
jenkins Install jenkins
kafka Install Confluent Platform Kafka
kafka-connector Install kafka-connector for OpenFaaS
kanister Install kanister for application-level data management
kong-ingress Install kong-ingress for OpenFaaS
kube-image-prefetch Install kube-image-prefetch
kube-state-metrics Install kube-state-metrics
kubernetes-dashboard Install kubernetes-dashboard
kuma Install Kuma
kyverno Install Kyverno
linkerd Install linkerd
loki Install Loki for monitoring and tracing
metallb-arp Install MetalLB in L2 (ARP) mode
metrics-server Install metrics-server
minio Install minio
mongodb Install mongodb
mqtt-connector Install mqtt-connector for OpenFaaS
nats-connector Install OpenFaaS connector for NATS
nfs-provisioner Install nfs subdir external provisioner
nginx-inc Install nginx-inc for OpenFaaS
opa-gatekeeper Install Open Policy Agent (OPA) Gatekeeper
openfaas Install openfaas
openfaas-ingress Install openfaas ingress with TLS
openfaas-loki Install Loki-OpenFaaS and Configure Loki logs provider for OpenFaaS
osm Install osm
portainer Install portainer to visualise and manage containers
postgresql Install postgresql
prometheus Install Prometheus for monitoring
qemu-static Install qemu-user-static
rabbitmq Install rabbitmq
redis Install redis
registry-creds Install registry-creds
sealed-secret Install sealed-secrets
tekton Install Tekton pipelines and dashboard
traefik2 Install traefik2
vault Install vault
waypoint Install Waypoint

There are 56 apps that you can install on your cluster.

Note to contributors, run arkade install --print-table to generate this list

Catalog of CLIs

actions-usage Get usage insights from GitHub Actions.
actuated-cli Official CLI for
argocd Declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes.
argocd-autopilot An opinionated way of installing Argo-CD and managing GitOps repositories.
arkade Portable marketplace for downloading your favourite DevOps CLIs and installing helm charts, with a single command.
atuin Sync, search, and backup shell history with Atuin.
autok3s Run Rancher Lab's lightweight Kubernetes distribution k3s everywhere.
buildx Docker CLI plugin for extended build capabilities with BuildKit.
bun Bun is an incredibly fast JavaScript runtime, bundler, transpiler, and package manager – all in one.
butane Translates human readable Butane Configs into machine readable Ignition Configs
caddy Caddy is an extensible server platform that uses TLS by default
ch-remote The ch-remote binary is used for controlling an running Virtual Machine.
cilium CLI to install, manage & troubleshoot Kubernetes clusters running Cilium.
civo CLI for interacting with your Civo resources.
cloud-hypervisor Cloud Hypervisor is an open source Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) that runs on top of the KVM hypervisor and the Microsoft Hypervisor (MSHV).
clusterawsadm Kubernetes Cluster API Provider AWS Management Utility
clusterctl The clusterctl CLI tool handles the lifecycle of a Cluster API management cluster
cmctl cmctl is a CLI tool that helps you manage cert-manager and its resources inside your cluster.
conftest Write tests against structured configuration data using the Open Policy Agent Rego query language
consul A solution to connect and configure applications across dynamic, distributed infrastructure
copa CLI for patching container images
cosign Container Signing, Verification and Storage in an OCI registry.
cr Hosting Helm Charts via GitHub Pages and Releases
crane crane is a tool for interacting with remote images and registries
croc Easily and securely send things from one computer to another
dagger A portable devkit for CI/CD pipelines.
devspace Automate your deployment workflow with DevSpace and develop software directly inside Kubernetes.
dive A tool for exploring each layer in a docker image
docker-compose Define and run multi-container applications with Docker.
doctl Official command line interface for the DigitalOcean API.
eksctl Amazon EKS Kubernetes cluster management
eksctl-anywhere Run Amazon EKS on your own infrastructure
etcd Distributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system.
faas-cli Official CLI for OpenFaaS.
faasd faasd - a lightweight & portable faas engine
firectl Command-line tool that lets you run arbitrary Firecracker MicroVMs
flux Continuous Delivery solution for Kubernetes powered by GitOps Toolkit.
flyctl Command line tools for services
fstail Tail modified files in a directory.
fzf General-purpose command-line fuzzy finder
gh GitHub’s official command line tool.
golangci-lint Go linters aggregator.
gomplate A flexible commandline tool for template rendering. Supports lots of local and remote datasources.
goreleaser Deliver Go binaries as fast and easily as possible
gptscript Natural Language Programming
grafana-agent Grafana Agent is a telemetry collector for sending metrics, logs, and trace data to the opinionated Grafana observability stack.
grype A vulnerability scanner for container images and filesystems
hadolint A smarter Dockerfile linter that helps you build best practice Docker images
helm The Kubernetes Package Manager: Think of it like apt/yum/homebrew for Kubernetes.
helmfile Deploy Kubernetes Helm Charts
hey Load testing tool
hostctl Dev tool to manage /etc/hosts like a pro!
hubble CLI for network, service & security observability for Kubernetes clusters running Cilium.
hugo Static HTML and CSS website generator.
influx InfluxDB’s command line interface (influx) is an interactive shell for the HTTP API.
inlets-pro Cloud Native Tunnel for HTTP and TCP traffic.
inletsctl Automates the task of creating an exit-server (tunnel server) on public cloud infrastructure.
istioctl Service Mesh to establish a programmable, application-aware network using the Envoy service proxy.
jq jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor
just Just a command runner
k0s Zero Friction Kubernetes
k0sctl A bootstrapping and management tool for k0s clusters
k10tools Tools for evaluating and debugging K10.
k3d Helper to run Rancher Lab's k3s in Docker.
k3s Lightweight Kubernetes
k3sup Bootstrap Kubernetes with k3s over SSH < 1 min.
k9s Provides a terminal UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters.
kail Kubernetes log viewer.
kanctl Framework for application-level data management on Kubernetes.
kgctl A CLI to manage Kilo, a multi-cloud network overlay built on WireGuard and designed for Kubernetes.
kim Build container images inside of Kubernetes. (Experimental)
kind Run local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container nodes.
kops Production Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management.
krew Package manager for kubectl plugins.
ktop A top-like tool for your Kubernetes cluster.
kube-bench Checks whether Kubernetes is deployed securely by running the checks documented in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark.
kube-burner A tool aimed at stressing Kubernetes clusters by creating or deleting a high quantity of objects.
kube-linter KubeLinter is a static analysis tool that checks Kubernetes YAML files and Helm charts to ensure the applications represented in them adhere to best practices.
kube-score A tool that performs static code analysis of your Kubernetes object definitions.
kubebuilder Framework for building Kubernetes APIs using custom resource definitions (CRDs).
kubecm Easier management of kubeconfig.
kubecolor KubeColor is a kubectl replacement used to add colors to your kubectl output.
kubeconform A FAST Kubernetes manifests validator, with support for Custom Resources
kubectl Run commands against Kubernetes clusters
kubectx Faster way to switch between clusters.
kubens Switch between Kubernetes namespaces smoothly.
kubescape kubescape is the first tool for testing if Kubernetes is deployed securely as defined in Kubernetes Hardening Guidance by NSA and CISA
kubeseal A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets
kubestr Kubestr discovers, validates and evaluates your Kubernetes storage options.
kubetail Bash script to tail Kubernetes logs from multiple pods at the same time.
kubeval Validate your Kubernetes configuration files, supports multiple Kubernetes versions
kumactl kumactl is a CLI to interact with Kuma and its data
kustomize Customization of kubernetes YAML configurations
kwok KWOK stands for Kubernetes WithOut Kubelet, responsible for simulating the lifecycle of fake nodes, pods, and other Kubernetes API resources
kwokctl CLI tool designed to streamline the creation and management of clusters, with nodes simulated by kwok
kyverno CLI to apply and test Kyverno policies outside a cluster.
lazydocker A simple terminal UI for both docker and docker-compose, written in Go with the gocui library.
lazygit A simple terminal UI for git commands.
linkerd2 Ultralight, security-first service mesh for Kubernetes.
mc MinIO Client is a replacement for ls, cp, mkdir, diff and rsync commands for filesystems and object storage.
metal Official Equinix Metal CLI
minikube Runs the latest stable release of Kubernetes, with support for standard Kubernetes features.
mixctl A tiny TCP load-balancer.
mkcert A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like.
nats Utility to interact with and manage NATS.
nats-server Cloud native message bus and queue server
nerdctl Docker-compatible CLI for containerd, with support for Compose
nova Find outdated or deprecated Helm charts running in your cluster.
oc Client to use an OpenShift 4.x cluster.
oh-my-posh A prompt theme engine for any shell that can display kubernetes information.
op 1Password CLI enables you to automate administrative tasks and securely provision secrets across development environments.
opa General-purpose policy engine that enables unified, context-aware policy enforcement across the entire stack.
openshift-install CLI to install an OpenShift 4.x cluster.
operator-sdk Operator SDK is a tool for scaffolding and generating code for building Kubernetes operators
osm Open Service Mesh uniformly manages, secures, and gets out-of-the-box observability features.
pack Build apps using Cloud Native Buildpacks.
packer Build identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
polaris Run checks to ensure Kubernetes pods and controllers are configured using best practices.
popeye Scans live Kubernetes cluster and reports potential issues with deployed resources and configurations.
porter With Porter you can package your application artifact, tools, etc. as a bundle that can distribute and install.
promtool Prometheus rule tester and debugging utility
regctl Utility for accessing docker registries
rekor-cli Secure Supply Chain - Transparency Log
replicated CLI for interacting with the Replicated Vendor API
rpk Kafka compatible streaming platform for mission critical workloads.
run-job Run a Kubernetes Job and get the logs when it's done.
scaleway-cli Scaleway CLI is a tool to help you pilot your Scaleway infrastructure directly from your terminal.
seaweedfs SeaweedFS is a fast distributed storage system for blobs, objects, files, and data lake, for billions of files!
skupper Skupper is an implementation of a Virtual Application Network, enabling rich hybrid cloud communication
snowmachine Festive cheer for your terminal.
sops Simple and flexible tool for managing secrets
stern Multi pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes.
syft CLI tool and library for generating a Software Bill of Materials from container images and filesystems
talosctl The command-line tool for managing Talos Linux OS.
task A simple task runner and build tool
tctl Temporal CLI.
terraform Infrastructure as Code for major cloud providers.
terraform-docs Generate documentation from Terraform modules in various output formats.
terragrunt Terragrunt is a thin wrapper for Terraform that provides extra tools for working with multiple Terraform modules
terrascan Detect compliance and security violations across Infrastructure as Code.
tflint A Pluggable Terraform Linter.
tfsec Security scanner for your Terraform code
tilt A multi-service dev environment for teams on Kubernetes.
timoni A package manager for Kubernetes powered by CUE.
tkn A CLI for interacting with Tekton.
tofu OpenTofu lets you declaratively manage your cloud infrastructure
trivy Vulnerability Scanner for Containers and other Artifacts, Suitable for CI.
vagrant Tool for building and distributing development environments.
vault A tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management.
vcluster Create fully functional virtual Kubernetes clusters - Each vcluster runs inside a namespace of the underlying k8s cluster.
vhs CLI for recording demos
viddy A modern watch command. Time machine and pager etc.
waypoint Easy application deployment for Kubernetes and Amazon ECS
yq Portable command-line YAML processor.
yt-dlp Fork of youtube-dl with additional features and fixes
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