The default key sequence for detaching from a running container is Ctrl+p Ctrl+q in both Docker and Kubernetes.

For Docker (e.g. docker run), I can change this with either --detach-keys on the command line or detachKeys in ~/.docker/config.json.

I can't find anything similar for when running containers via kubectl. Is it similarly configurable?

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No, it doesn't appear to be configurable at the moment. There's some issues (closed for inactivity) at https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/issues/79110 and https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/issues/71765

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