CLI Special Interest Group

Covers kubectl and related tools. We focus on the development and standardization of the CLI framework and its dependencies, the establishment of conventions for writing CLI commands, POSIX compliance, and improving the command line tools from a developer and devops user experience and usability perspective.




The Chairs of the SIG run operations and processes governing the SIG.

Emeritus Leads



The following subprojects are owned by sig-cli: - kubectl - Owners: - - - kustomize - Owners: -

GitHub Teams

The below teams can be mentioned on issues and PRs in order to get attention from the right people. Note that the links to display team membership will only work if you are a member of the org.

The google groups contain the archive of Github team notifications. Mentioning a team on Github will CC its group. Monitor these for Github activity if you are not a member of the team.

Team Name Details Google Groups Description
@kubernetes/sig-cli-api-reviews link link API Changes and Reviews
@kubernetes/sig-cli-bugs link link Bug Triage and Troubleshooting
@kubernetes/sig-cli-feature-requests link link Feature Requests
@kubernetes/sig-cli-maintainers link link CLI Maintainers
@kubernetes/sig-cli-misc link link General Discussion
@kubernetes/sig-cli-pr-reviews link link PR Reviews
@kubernetes/sig-cli-proposals link link Design Proposals
@kubernetes/sig-cli-test-failures link link Test Failures and Triage