kubectl: Get the name of the current context

1 min read | by Jordi Prats

Since we can have several clusters configured we need to know to which cluster we are issues commands to, there are several ways we can do it with kubectl config:

With kubectl config current-context we'll get the name of the current context we are using:

$ kubectl config current-context

But with kubectl config current-context we'll be able to see all the available contexts and it's details, being the current one marked with a star:

$ kubectl config current-context
CURRENT   NAME                                  CLUSTER         AUTHINFO                      NAMESPACE
*         default/api-demo:6443/cluster-admin   api-demo:6443   cluster-admin/api-demo:6443   test-ns
          kind-kind                             kind-kind       kind-kind                     demo-ns

Posted on 03/11/2022