kubectl-completion man page

kubectl completion — Output shell completion code for the given shell (bash or zsh)


kubectl completion [OPTIONS]


Output shell completion code for the given shell (bash or zsh).

This command prints shell code which must be evaluation to provide interactive completion of kubectl commands.

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

log to standard error as well as files

DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

Username to impersonate for the operation.

Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority.

Path to a client certificate file for TLS.

Path to a client key file for TLS.

The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure.

Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.

when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace

If non-empty, write log files in this directory

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

log to standard error instead of files

Require server version to match client version

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

Password for basic authentication to the API server.

-s, --server=""
The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

Bearer token for authentication to the API server.

The name of the kubeconfig user to use

Username for basic authentication to the API server.

log level for V logs

comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


$ source <(kubectl completion bash)

will load the kubectl completion code for bash. Note that this depends on the bash-completion
framework. It must be sourced before sourcing the kubectl completion, i.e. on the Mac:

$ brew install bash-completion
$ source $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion
$ source <(kubectl completion bash)

If you use zsh, the following will load kubectl zsh completion:

$ source <(kubectl completion zsh)

See Also



January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!

Referenced By


kubernetes User Manuals Eric Paris Jan 2015