The Helm package manager for Kubernetes.


The Kubernetes package manager

Common actions for Helm:

  • helm search: search for charts
  • helm pull: download a chart to your local directory to view
  • helm install: upload the chart to Kubernetes
  • helm list: list releases of charts

Environment variables:

+——————+—————————————————————————–+ | Name | Description | +——————+—————————————————————————–+ | $XDG_CACHE_HOME | set an alternative location for storing cached files. | | $XDG_CONFIG_HOME | set an alternative location for storing Helm configuration. | | $XDG_DATA_HOME | set an alternative location for storing Helm data. | | $HELM_DRIVER | set the backend storage driver. Values are: configmap, secret, memory | | $HELM_NO_PLUGINS | disable plugins. Set HELM_NO_PLUGINS=1 to disable plugins. | | $KUBECONFIG | set an alternative Kubernetes configuration file (default “~/.kube/config”) | +——————+—————————————————————————–+

Helm stores configuration based on the XDG base directory specification, so

  • cached files are stored in $XDG_CACHE_HOME/helm
  • configuration is stored in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/helm
  • data is stored in $XDG_DATA_HOME/helm

By default, the default directories depend on the Operating System. The defaults are listed below:

+——————+—————————+——————————–+————————-+ | Operating System | Cache Path | Configuration Path | Data Path | +——————+—————————+——————————–+————————-+ | Linux | $HOME/.cache/helm | $HOME/.config/helm | $HOME/.local/share/helm | | macOS | $HOME/Library/Caches/helm | $HOME/Library/Preferences/helm | $HOME/Library/helm | | Windows | %TEMP%\helm | %APPDATA%\helm | %APPDATA%\helm | +——————+—————————+——————————–+————————-+


      --add-dir-header                   If true, adds the file directory to the header
      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --debug                            enable verbose output
  -h, --help                             help for helm
      --kube-context string              name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --kubeconfig string                path to the kubeconfig file
      --log-backtrace-at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log-dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --log-file string                  If non-empty, use this log file
      --log-file-max-size uint           Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited. (default 1800)
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files (default true)
  -n, --namespace string                 namespace scope for this request
      --registry-config string           path to the registry config file (default "~/.config/helm/registry.json")
      --repository-cache string          path to the file containing cached repository indexes (default "~/snap/code/common/.cache/helm/repository")
      --repository-config string         path to the file containing repository names and URLs (default "~/.config/helm/repositories.yaml")
      --skip-headers                     If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
      --skip-log-headers                 If true, avoid headers when opening log files
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          number for the log level verbosity
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


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