Installing Skaffold

Managed IDE

Cloud Code provides a managed experience of using Skaffold in supported IDEs. You can install the Cloud Code extension for Visual Studio Code or the plugin for JetBrains IDEs. It manages and keeps Skaffold up-to-date, along with other common dependencies, and works with any kubernetes cluster.

Google Cloud Platform’s Cloud Shell provides a free browser-based terminal/CLI and editor with Skaffold, Minikube, and Docker pre-installed. (Requires a Google Account.)

Cloud Shell is a great way to try Skaffold out.

Open in Cloud Shell

Standalone binary

The latest stable binaries can be found here:

Simply download the appropriate binary and add it to your PATH. Or, copy+paste one of the following commands in your terminal:

# For Linux x86_64 (amd64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/releases/latest/skaffold-linux-amd64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/
# For Linux ARMv8 (arm64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/releases/latest/skaffold-linux-arm64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/

We also release a bleeding edge build, built from the latest commit:

# For Linux on x86_64 (amd64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/builds/latest/skaffold-linux-amd64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/
# For Linux on ARMv8 (arm64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/builds/latest/skaffold-linux-arm64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/

The latest stable binaries can be found here:

Simply download the appropriate binary and add it to your PATH. Or, copy+paste one of the following commands in your terminal:

# For macOS on x86_64 (amd64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/releases/latest/skaffold-darwin-amd64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/
# For macOS on ARMv8 (arm64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/releases/latest/skaffold-darwin-arm64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/

We also release a bleeding edge build, built from the latest commit:

# For macOS on x86_64 (amd64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/builds/latest/skaffold-darwin-amd64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/
# For macOS on ARMv8 (arm64)
curl -Lo skaffold https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/builds/latest/skaffold-darwin-arm64 && \
sudo install skaffold /usr/local/bin/

Skaffold is also kept up to date on a few central package managers:

Homebrew

brew install skaffold

MacPorts

sudo port install skaffold

The latest stable release binary can be found here:

https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/releases/latest/skaffold-windows-amd64.exe

Simply download it and place it in your PATH as skaffold.exe.

We also release a bleeding edge build, built from the latest commit:

https://storage.googleapis.com/skaffold/builds/latest/skaffold-windows-amd64.exe


Scoop

Skaffold can be installed using the Scoop package manager from the extras bucket. This package is not maintained by the Skaffold team.

scoop bucket add extras
scoop install skaffold

Chocolatey

Skaffold can be installed using the Chocolatey package manager. This package is not maintained by the Skaffold team.

choco install -y skaffold

If you have the Google Cloud SDK installed on your machine, you can quickly install Skaffold as a bundled component.

Make sure your gcloud installation and the components are up to date:

gcloud components update

Then, install Skaffold:

gcloud components install skaffold

Stable binary

For the latest stable release, you can use:

docker run gcr.io/k8s-skaffold/skaffold:latest skaffold <command>

Bleeding edge binary

For the latest bleeding edge build:

docker run gcr.io/k8s-skaffold/skaffold:edge skaffold <command>


Last modified September 21, 2022: release: v2.0.0-beta3 (#7878) (cd96e81)