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Last Update:

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Software Author(s):

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krew kubernetes container containerd plugin plugins portable


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0.4.1 | Updated: 29 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 0.4.1:



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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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


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


To uninstall Krew, 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 krew -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 krew -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 krew installed
    name: krew
    state: present
    version: 0.4.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'krew' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.4.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: krew,
    Version: 0.4.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller krew
   Name     = 'krew'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.4.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'krew':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.4.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install krew version="0.4.1" 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 virtualex on 04 Apr 2021.


Krew is a tool that makes it easy to use kubectl plugins. Krew helps you discover plugins, install and manage them on your machine. It is similar to tools like apt, dnf or brew. Today, over 100 kubectl plugins are available on Krew.

  • For kubectl users: Krew helps you find, install and manage kubectl plugins in a consistent way.
  • For plugin developers: Krew helps you package and distribute your plugins on multiple platforms and makes them discoverable.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
	softwareName   = 'krew'
	packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
	fileFullPath  = "$(Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) "krew.exe")"
	url64bit       = ''
	checksum64     = 'D749605F076728452748B53A2D744A9A63D0472D37EDB5D37522267352745FD6'
	checksumType64 = 'sha256'

$exeLocation = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

New-Item -Path "$($exeLocation + ".ignore")" -ItemType File -Force | Out-Null

$installLog = "$(Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) "install.log")"
Start-Process  -FilePath  "$($exeLocation)" -Args "install krew" -WindowStyle Hidden -Wait -RedirectStandardError $installLog

Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall "$($HOME)\.krew\bin"  -PathType User
#TODO: Uninstall-ChocolateyPath if or or closed
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

Remove-Item -Path "$($HOME)\.krew"  -Recurse -Force | Out-Null

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
krew (Install) 0.4.0 338 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved

    • git (≥ 2.28.0)
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