If I run kubectl get svc, it seems to be the same across terminal sessions - how can use a local configuration that's only loaded for my current terminal session?

If the answer is a local config file and using KUBECONFIG env var to point to it, then how can I generate a local config file? If I use:

export KUBECONFIG=`dirname "$BASH_SOURCE"/conf`
aws eks update-kubeconfig --profile=alex --name ignitecluster

I get this error:

Content not a dictionary.

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Set the KUBECONFIG environment variable with a value that includes the relevant Kubernetes configuration file, the environment variable only applies to your current session/window.

  • nice but about the same config file in .kube/config but a different configuration in that file? May 6, 2019 at 20:21
  • I updated the OP with more details, ty May 6, 2019 at 20:25

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