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Last Update:

16 Oct 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • The kubectx Maintainers


kubernetes kubectx kubectl kubectl-plugins kubectl-cluster kubens


0.9.1 | Updated: 16 Oct 2020



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  • The kubectx Maintainers

kubectx 0.9.1

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To install kubectx, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade kubectx, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall kubectx, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade kubectx -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade kubectx -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure kubectx installed
    name: kubectx
    state: present
    version: 0.9.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'kubectx' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.9.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: kubectx,
    Version: 0.9.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller kubectx
   Name     = 'kubectx'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.9.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'kubectx':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.9.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install kubectx version="0.9.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 13 Nov 2020.


kubectx is a utility to manage and switch between kubectl(1) contexts.

  kubectx                   : list the contexts
  kubectx <NAME>            : switch to context <NAME>
  kubectx -                 : switch to the previous context
  kubectx -c, --current     : show the current context name
  kubectx <NEW_NAME>=<NAME> : rename context <NAME> to <NEW_NAME>
  kubectx <NEW_NAME>=.      : rename current-context to <NEW_NAME>
  kubectx -d <NAME>         : delete context <NAME> ('.' for current-context)
                              (this command won't delete the user/cluster entry
                              that is used by the context)
  kubectx -u, --unset       : unset the current context


$ kubectx minikube
Switched to context "minikube".

$ kubectx -
Switched to context "oregon".

$ kubectx -
Switched to context "minikube".

$ kubectx dublin=gke_ahmetb_europe-west1-b_dublin
Context "dublin" set.
Aliased "gke_ahmetb_europe-west1-b_dublin" as "dublin".

kubectx supports <kbd>Tab</kbd> completion on bash/zsh/fish shells to help with
long context names. You don't have to remember full context names anymore.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$ZipInstallArgs = @{
    PackageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName 
    UnzipLocation = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall (Join-Path 'lib' $env:ChocolateyPackageName)
    Url64 = ''
    CheckSum64 = 'c0e625ef2f32eac8718185ee90a9be35e332d3163aba164281d966fd43d864c70ba0bcbda7794a03799581d27e4305e6a85761caae4b793838a3125d7dacce44'
    CheckSumType64 = 'sha512'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @ZipInstallArgs

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