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Downloads of v 0.0.1:


Last Update:

12 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Joshua Wester


kubectx kubernetes k8s kubectl

kubectx (Install)

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0.0.1 | Updated: 12 Apr 2019



Downloads of v 0.0.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Joshua Wester

kubectx (Install) 0.0.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade kubectx-ps -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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-ps -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install kubectx-ps
    name: kubectx-ps
    version: '0.0.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'kubectx-ps' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.0.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller kubectx-ps
    Name     = "kubectx-ps"
    Version  = "0.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'kubectx-ps':
  ensure   => '0.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 12 Apr 2019.


Adds a new Powershell module that makes context switching in kubectl fast and easy. Similar to the popular bash switcher Requires kubectl to be installed. If you need install chocolatey package "kubernetes-cli"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$moduleName = "kubectx"

if ($PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major -lt 3) {
  throw "$moduleName) module requires a minimum of PowerShell v3."

Remove-Module -Name $moduleName -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$modulePath = Join-Path -Path $env:ProgramFiles -ChildPath "WindowsPowerShell\Modules\$moduleName"

if ($PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major -ge 5) {
    $modulePath = Join-Path -Path $modulePath -ChildPath $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion

Write-Verbose "Creating destination directory '$modulePath' for module."
New-Item -Path $modulePath -ItemType Directory -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null

Write-Verbose "Copying files to $modulePath"
Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter "*$moduleName*" | ForEach-Object{ Copy-Item $_.FullName $modulePath -Force }

if ($PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major -lt 4) {
  $modulePaths = $($env:PSModulePath -split ";")
  if ($modulePaths -notcontains $modulePath) {
    $modulePaths += $modulePath
    [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('PSModulePath', $($modulePath -join ";"), 'Machine')
    $env:PSModulePath += ";$modulePath"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$moduleName = 'kubectx'
$sourcePath = Join-Path -Path $env:ProgramFiles -ChildPath "WindowsPowerShell\Modules\$moduleName"

Write-Verbose "Removing all version of '$moduleName' from '$sourcePath'."
Remove-Item -Path $sourcePath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

if ($PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major -lt 4) {
    $modulePaths = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('PSModulePath', 'Machine') -split ';'

    Write-Verbose "Removing '$sourcePath' from PSModulePath."
    $newModulePath = $modulePaths | Where-Object { $_ -ne $sourcePath }

    [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('PSModulePath', $newModulePath, 'Machine')
    $env:PSModulePath = $newModulePath
# Module manifest for module 'kubectx'
# Generated by: Joshua Wester
# Generated on: 4/11/2019


# Script module or binary module file associated with this manifest.
RootModule = 'kubectx.psm1'

# Version number of this module.
ModuleVersion = '0.0.1'

# Supported PSEditions
# CompatiblePSEditions = @()

# ID used to uniquely identify this module
GUID = '487d3bf6-ab96-41d3-8190-f0efb1552a20'

# Author of this module
Author = 'Joshua Wester'

# Company or vendor of this module
CompanyName = 'Unknown'

# Copyright statement for this module
Copyright = '(c) 2019 Joshua Wester. All rights reserved.'

# Description of the functionality provided by this module
Description = 'Adds a new Powershell module that makes context switching in kubectl fast and easy.'

# Minimum version of the Windows PowerShell engine required by this module
PowerShellVersion = '3.0'

# Name of the Windows PowerShell host required by this module
# PowerShellHostName = ''

# Minimum version of the Windows PowerShell host required by this module
# PowerShellHostVersion = ''

# Minimum version of Microsoft .NET Framework required by this module. This prerequisite is valid for the PowerShell Desktop edition only.
# DotNetFrameworkVersion = ''

# Minimum version of the common language runtime (CLR) required by this module. This prerequisite is valid for the PowerShell Desktop edition only.
# CLRVersion = ''

# Processor architecture (None, X86, Amd64) required by this module
# ProcessorArchitecture = ''

# Modules that must be imported into the global environment prior to importing this module
# RequiredModules = @()

# Assemblies that must be loaded prior to importing this module
# RequiredAssemblies = @()

# Script files (.ps1) that are run in the caller's environment prior to importing this module.
# ScriptsToProcess = @()

# Type files (.ps1xml) to be loaded when importing this module
# TypesToProcess = @()

# Format files (.ps1xml) to be loaded when importing this module
# FormatsToProcess = @()

# Modules to import as nested modules of the module specified in RootModule/ModuleToProcess
# NestedModules = @()

# Functions to export from this module, for best performance, do not use wildcards and do not delete the entry, use an empty array if there are no functions to export.
FunctionsToExport = @(

# Cmdlets to export from this module, for best performance, do not use wildcards and do not delete the entry, use an empty array if there are no cmdlets to export.
CmdletsToExport = @()

# Variables to export from this module
VariablesToExport = '*'

# Aliases to export from this module, for best performance, do not use wildcards and do not delete the entry, use an empty array if there are no aliases to export.
AliasesToExport = @(

# DSC resources to export from this module
# DscResourcesToExport = @()

# List of all modules packaged with this module
# ModuleList = @()

# List of all files packaged with this module
# FileList = @()

# Private data to pass to the module specified in RootModule/ModuleToProcess. This may also contain a PSData hashtable with additional module metadata used by PowerShell.
PrivateData = @{

    PSData = @{

        # Tags applied to this module. These help with module discovery in online galleries.
        # Tags = @()

        # A URL to the license for this module.
        # LicenseUri = ''

        # A URL to the main website for this project.
        # ProjectUri = ''

        # A URL to an icon representing this module.
        # IconUri = ''

        # ReleaseNotes of this module
        # ReleaseNotes = ''

    } # End of PSData hashtable

} # End of PrivateData hashtable

# HelpInfo URI of this module
# HelpInfoURI = ''

# Default prefix for commands exported from this module. Override the default prefix using Import-Module -Prefix.
# DefaultCommandPrefix = ''


Function Get-KubectlContexts {
    Param ()
    DynamicParam {
        # Set up the Run-Time Parameter Dictionary
        $DynamicParamDict = New-Object System.Management.Automation.RuntimeDefinedParameterDictionary

        # Begin dynamic parameter definition
        $AttributeCollection = New-Object System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection[System.Attribute]
        $ParameterAttribute = New-Object System.Management.Automation.ParameterAttribute
        $ParameterAttribute.Mandatory = $false
        $ParameterAttribute.Position = 0
        $ValidationValues = kubectl config get-contexts -o=name
        $ValidateSetAttribute = New-Object System.Management.Automation.ValidateSetAttribute($ValidationValues)
        $ParamName = 'Context'
        $RuntimeParameter = New-Object System.Management.Automation.RuntimeDefinedParameter($ParamName, [string], $AttributeCollection)
        $DynamicParamDict.Add($ParamName, $RuntimeParameter)
        # End Dynamic parameter definition

        # When done building dynamic parameters, return
        return $DynamicParamDict
    process {
        if ($PSBoundParameters.Context) {
            kubectl config use-context $PSBoundParameters.Context
        } else {
            $activeCtx = kubectl config current-context
            foreach ($ctx in $(kubectl config get-contexts -o name)) {
                if ($ctx -eq $activeCtx) {
                    Write-Host $ctx -BackgroundColor "DarkRed"
                else { 
                    Write-Host $ctx
New-Alias kubectx Get-KubectlContexts
New-Alias kcx Get-KubectlContexts
Export-ModuleMember -Function 'Get-KubectlContexts' -Alias *

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