A replacement for kubectl exec that works over WebSocket connections

A replacement for “kubectl exec” that works over WebSocket connections.

Kubernetes API server has support for exec over WebSockets, but it has yet to land in kubectl. This plugin is designed to be a stopgap until then!


execws <pod name> [--kubeconfig] [-n namespace] [-it] [-c container] <cmd>


  • Aware of HTTP_PROXY/HTTPS_PROXY env variables
  • Uses standard Kubeconfig processing including ~/.kube/config & $KUBECONFIG support
  • Doesn’t use SPDY so might be more loadbalancer/reverse proxy friendly


Work inspired by rmohr/kubernetes-custom-exec and kairen/websocket-exec.


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