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Install Helm CLI

Install Helm CLI

Helm CLI is a command-line tool that is used to interact with Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes.

It is used to install, manage, and upgrade applications and services on Kubernetes clusters using Helm charts.

Let's see how you can install Helm CLI on your operating system.


Given the ever-changing nature of the installation process, it is advisable to rely on the official documentation when installing Helm CLI.

You can visit the official documentation and follow the instructions to install Helm CLI on your operating system.

Step 1: Install Helm CLI

Install Helm CLI on MacOS

You can install Helm CLI with Homebrew using the following command:

brew install helm

Install Helm CLI on Windows

You can use Chocolatey to install Helm CLI on Windows. If you do not already have Chocolatey installed on your Windows system, see Installing Chocolatey.

Install Helm CLI:

choco install kubernetes-helm

Install Helm CLI on Debian/Ubuntu

You can install Helm CLI from Apt as follows:

curl | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/helm.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https --yes
echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/helm.gpg] all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/helm-stable-debian.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install helm

Step 2: Verify Helm Installation

helm version

If Helm CLI is installed on your system, it should produce an output similar to the below:

version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.12.3", GitCommit:"3a31588ad33fe3b89af5a2a54ee1d25bfe6eaa5e", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.20.7"}