docker-container-ls man page

docker-container-ls — List containers

Synopsis

docker container ls [Options]

Description

List the containers in the local repository. By default this shows only the running containers.

Filters

Filter output based on these conditions:
  - ancestor=(<image-name>[:tag]|<image-id>| ⟨image@digest⟩)
    containers created from an image or a descendant.
  - before=(<container-name>|<container-id>)
  - expose=(<port>[/<proto>]|<startport-endport>/[<proto>])
  - exited=<int> an exit code of <int>
  - health=(starting|healthy|unhealthy|none)
  - id=<ID> a container's ID
  - isolation=(default|process|hyperv) (Windows daemon only)
  - is-task=(true|false)
  - label=<key> or label=<key>=<value>
  - name=<string> a container's name
  - network=(<network-id>|<network-name>)
  - publish=(<port>[/<proto>]|<startport-endport>/[<proto>])
  - since=(<container-name>|<container-id>)
  - status=(created|restarting|removing|running|paused|exited)
  - volume=(<volume name>|<mount point destination>)

Format

The formatting option (--format) pretty-prints container output using a Go template.

Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:
  - .ID           - Container ID.
  - .Image        - Image ID.
  - .Command      - Quoted command.
  - .CreatedAt    - Time when the container was created.
  - .RunningFor   - Elapsed time since the container was started.
  - .Ports        - Exposed ports.
  - .Status       - Container status.
  - .Size         - Container disk size.
  - .Names        - Container names.
  - .Labels       - All labels assigned to the container.
  - .Label        - Value of a specific label for this container.
                    For example '{{.Label "com.docker.swarm.cpu"}}'.
  - .Mounts       - Names of the volumes mounted in this container.
  - .Networks     - Names of the networks attached to this container.

Examples

Display all containers, including non-running

$ docker container ls -a
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                 COMMAND                CREATED             STATUS      PORTS    NAMES
a87ecb4f327c        fedora:20             /bin/sh -c #(nop) MA   20 minutes ago      Exit 0               desperate_brattain
01946d9d34d8        vpavlin/rhel7:latest  /bin/sh -c #(nop) MA   33 minutes ago      Exit 0               thirsty_bell
c1d3b0166030        acffc0358b9e          /bin/sh -c yum -y up   2 weeks ago         Exit 1               determined_torvalds
41d50ecd2f57        fedora:20             /bin/sh -c #(nop) MA   2 weeks ago         Exit 0               drunk_pike

Display only IDs of all containers, including non-running

$ docker container ls -a -q
a87ecb4f327c
01946d9d34d8
c1d3b0166030
41d50ecd2f57

Display only IDs of all containers that have the name determined_torvalds

$ docker container ls -a -q --filter=name=determined_torvalds
c1d3b0166030

Display containers with their commands

$ docker container ls --format "{{.ID}}: {{.Command}}"
a87ecb4f327c: /bin/sh -c #(nop) MA
01946d9d34d8: /bin/sh -c #(nop) MA
c1d3b0166030: /bin/sh -c yum -y up
41d50ecd2f57: /bin/sh -c #(nop) MA

Display containers with their labels in a table

$ docker container ls --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Labels}}"
CONTAINER ID        LABELS
a87ecb4f327c        com.docker.swarm.node=ubuntu,com.docker.swarm.storage=ssd
01946d9d34d8
c1d3b0166030        com.docker.swarm.node=debian,com.docker.swarm.cpu=6
41d50ecd2f57        com.docker.swarm.node=fedora,com.docker.swarm.cpu=3,com.docker.swarm.storage=ssd

Display containers with their node label in a table

$ docker container ls --format 'table {{.ID}}\t{{(.Label "com.docker.swarm.node")}}'
CONTAINER ID        NODE
a87ecb4f327c        ubuntu
01946d9d34d8
c1d3b0166030        debian
41d50ecd2f57        fedora

Display containers with remote-volume mounted

$ docker container ls --filter volume=remote-volume --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Mounts}}"
CONTAINER ID        MOUNTS
9c3527ed70ce        remote-volume

Display containers with a volume mounted in /data

$ docker container ls --filter volume=/data --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Mounts}}"
CONTAINER ID        MOUNTS
9c3527ed70ce        remote-volume

Display containers that have published port of 80

$ docker ps --filter publish=80
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED              STATUS              PORTS                   NAMES
fc7e477723b7        busybox             "top"               About a minute ago   Up About a minute   0.0.0.0:32768->80/tcp   admiring_roentgen

Display containers that have exposed TCP port in the range of 8000-8080

$ docker ps --filter expose=8000-8080/tcp
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES
9833437217a5        busybox             "top"               21 seconds ago      Up 19 seconds       8080/tcp            dreamy_mccarthy

Options

-a, --all[=false]

Show all containers (default shows just running)

-f, --filter=

Filter output based on conditions provided

--format=""

Pretty-print containers using a Go template

-h, --help[=false]

help for ls

-n, --last=-1

Show n last created containers (includes all states)

-l, --latest[=false]

Show the latest created container (includes all states)

--no-trunc[=false]

Don't truncate output

-q, --quiet[=false]

Only display numeric IDs

-s, --size[=false]

Display total file sizes

See Also

docker-container(1)

Referenced By

docker-container(1).

Aug 2018 Docker Community