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More about Digitalocean kubectl

This article covers how to use Digitalocean kubectl. In fact, Kubectl is a command-line tool designed to manage Kubernetes objects and clusters. It provides a command-line interface for performing common operations like creating and scaling Deployments, switching contexts, and accessing a shell in a running container.


To test that kubectl can authenticate with and access your Kubernetes cluster, use cluster-info:

$ kubectl cluster-info

To view your kubectl configuration, use the view subcommand:

$ kubectl config view

To fetch a list of clusters defined in your kubeconfig, use get-clusters:

$ kubectl config get-clusters

The general syntax for most kubectl management commands is:

$ kubectl command type name flags


  • command is an operation you'd like to perform, like create.
  • type is the Kubernetes resource type, like deployment.
  • name is the resource's name, like app_frontend.
  • flags are any optional flags you'd like to include.



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