Kubernetes Context in iTerm2's Status Bar

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Kubernetes Context in iTerm2’s Status Bar

This guide demonstrates displaying the current Kubernetes context in iTerm2’s Status Bar.

Note: This requires iTerm2 3.3+.

iTerm Kube

Install iTerm2 Shell Integration

iTerm2 > Install Shell Integration

This will add a line to your .bash_profile:

test -e "${HOME}/.iterm2_shell_integration.bash" && source "${HOME}/.iterm2_shell_integration.bash"

Add the kubecontext user variable

Before .iterm2_shell_integration.bash is loaded, add this function:

function iterm2_print_user_vars() {
  iterm2_set_user_var kubecontext $(kubectl config current-context)

Add kubecontext Status Bar component

  1. iTerm2 > Preferences > Profiles > Session > Configure Status Bar
  2. Drag a new Interpolated String component to Active Components.
  3. Select the new component and click Configure Component.
  4. Set String Value to \(user.kubecontext)