kubectl is available for all major platforms. Let's start with macOS installation.
The following sequences of command will download the kubectl binary, set the executable flag and copy it to /usr/local/bin folder which will make it available in the macOS shell:
$ curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.5.2
/bin/darwin/amd64/kubectl $ chmod +x kubectl $ sudo cp kubectl /usr/local/bin
Homebrew provides the most convenient way to install kubectl and keep it up to date. To install, use this command:
$ brew install kubectl
To update, use the following command:
$ brew upgrade kubectl