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:

$HELM_CACHE_HOMEset an alternative location for storing cached files.
$HELM_CONFIG_HOMEset an alternative location for storing Helm configuration.
$HELM_DATA_HOMEset an alternative location for storing Helm data.
$HELM_DRIVERset the backend storage driver. Values are: configmap, secret, memory, postgres
$HELM_DRIVER_SQL_CONNECTION_STRINGset the connection string the SQL storage driver should use.
$HELM_NO_PLUGINSdisable plugins. Set HELM_NO_PLUGINS=1 to disable plugins.
$KUBECONFIGset an alternative Kubernetes configuration file (default "~/.kube/config")

Helm stores cache, configuration, and data based on the following configuration order:

  • If a HELM_*_HOME environment variable is set, it will be used
  • Otherwise, on systems supporting the XDG base directory specification, the XDG variables will be used
  • When no other location is set a default location will be used based on the operating system

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

Operating SystemCache PathConfiguration PathData Path


      --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-apiserver string            the address and the port for the Kubernetes API server
      --kube-context string              name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --kube-token string                bearer token used for authentication
      --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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