rpk plugin install

Install an rpk plugin.

An rpk plugin must be saved in $HOME/.local/bin or in a directory that is in your $PATH. By default, this command installs plugins to $HOME/.local/bin. This can be overridden by specifying the --dir flag.

If --dir is not present, rpk will create $HOME/.local/bin if it does not exist.


rpk plugin install [PLUGIN] [flags]


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Value Type Description



Destination directory to save the installed plugin (default: "$HOME/.local/bin").

-h, --help


Help for install.

-u, --update


Update a locally installed plugin if it differs from the current remote version.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging (default false).