docker-events man page

docker-events — Get real time events from the server


docker events [--help] [-f|--filter[=[]]] [--since[=SINCE]] [--until[=UNTIL]]


Get event information from the Docker daemon. Information can include historical information and real-time information.

Docker containers will report the following events:

attach, commit, copy, create, destroy, detach, die, exec_create, exec_detach, exec_start, export, kill, oom, pause, rename, resize, restart, start, stop, top, unpause, update

Docker images report the following events:

delete, import, load, pull, push, save, tag, untag

Docker volumes report the following events:

create, mount, unmount, destroy

Docker networks report the following events:

create, connect, disconnect, destroy


Print usage statement
-f, --filter=[]
Provide filter values (i.e., 'event=stop')
Show all events created since timestamp
Stream events until this timestamp

The --since and --until parameters can be Unix timestamps, date formatted timestamps, or Go duration strings (e.g. 10m, 1h30m) computed relative to the client machine's time. If you do not provide the --since option, the command returns only new and/or live events. Supported formats for date formatted time stamps include RFC3339Nano, RFC3339, 2006-01-02T15:04:05, 2006-01-02T15:04:05.999999999, 2006-01-02Z07:00, and 2006-01-02. The local timezone on the client will be used if you do not provide either a Z or a +-00:00 timezone offset at the end of the timestamp. When providing Unix timestamps enter seconds[.nanoseconds], where seconds is the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT), not counting leap seconds (aka Unix epoch or Unix time), and the optional .nanoseconds field is a fraction of a second no more than nine digits long.

Listening for Docker events

After running docker events a container 786d698004576 is started and stopped (The container name has been shortened in the output below):

# docker events
2015-01-28T20:21:31.000000000-08:00 59211849bc10: (from whenry/testimage:latest) start
2015-01-28T20:21:31.000000000-08:00 59211849bc10: (from whenry/testimage:latest) die
2015-01-28T20:21:32.000000000-08:00 59211849bc10: (from whenry/testimage:latest) stop

Listening for events since a given date

Again the output container IDs have been shortened for the purposes of this document:

# docker events --since '2015-01-28'
2015-01-28T20:25:38.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) create
2015-01-28T20:25:38.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) start
2015-01-28T20:25:39.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) create
2015-01-28T20:25:39.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) start
2015-01-28T20:25:40.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) die
2015-01-28T20:25:42.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) stop
2015-01-28T20:25:45.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) start
2015-01-28T20:25:45.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) die
2015-01-28T20:25:46.000000000-08:00 c21f6c22ba27: (from whenry/testimage:latest) stop

The following example outputs all events that were generated in the last 3 minutes, relative to the current time on the client machine:

# docker events --since '3m'
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00  4386fb97867d: (from ubuntu-1:14.04) die
2015-05-12T15:52:12.999999999Z07:00  4386fb97867d: (from ubuntu-1:14.04) stop
2015-05-12T15:53:45.999999999Z07:00  7805c1d35632: (from redis:2.8) die
2015-05-12T15:54:03.999999999Z07:00  7805c1d35632: (from redis:2.8) stop

If you do not provide the --since option, the command returns only new and/or live events.


April 2014, Originally compiled by William Henry (whenry at redhat dot com) based on docker.com source material and internal work. June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit ⟨SvenDowideit@home.org.au⟩ June 2015, updated by Brian Goff ⟨cpuguy83@gmail.com⟩ October 2015, updated by Mike Brown ⟨mikebrow@gmail.com⟩

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