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Docker and Kubernetes for Java Developers by Jaroslaw Krochmalski

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Installing on Mac

The following sequences of command will download the kubectl binary, set the executable flag and copy it to /usr/local/bin folder which will make it available in the macOS shell:

$ curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.5.2/bin/darwin/amd64/kubectl
$ chmod +x kubectl
$ sudo cp kubectl /usr/local/bin  

Homebrew provides the most convenient way to install kubectl and keep it up to date. To install, use this command:

$ brew install kubectl

To update, use the following command:

$ brew upgrade kubectl

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