docker-ps man page

docker-ps — List containers

Synopsis

docker ps [-a|--all] [-f|--filter[=[]]] [--format="TEMPLATE"] [--help] [-l|--latest] [-n[=-1]] [--no-trunc] [-q|--quiet] [-s|--size]

Description

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

Options

-a, --all=true|false

Show all containers. Only running containers are shown by default. The default is false.

-f, --filter=[]

  Filter output based on these conditions:
  - exited=<int> an exit code of <int>
  - label=<key> or label=<key>=<value>
  - status=(created|restarting|running|paused|exited|dead)
  - name=<string> a container's name
  - id=<ID> a container's ID
  - is-task=(true|false) - containers that are a task (part of a service managed by swarm)
  - before=(<container-name>|<container-id>)
  - since=(<container-name>|<container-id>)
  - ancestor=(<image-name>[:tag]|<image-id>| ⟨image@digest⟩) - containers created from an image or a descendant.
  - volume=(<volume-name>|<mount-point-destination>)
  - network=(<network-name>|<network-id>) - containers connected to the provided network
  - health=(starting|healthy|unhealthy|none) - filters containers based on healthcheck status
--format="TEMPLATE"

Pretty-print containers using a Go template.
  Valid placeholders:
     .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.

--help

Print usage statement

-l, --latest=true|false

Show only the latest created container (includes all states). The default is false.

-n=-1

Show n last created containers (includes all states).

--no-trunc=true|false

Don't truncate output. The default is false.

-q, --quiet=true|false

Only display numeric IDs. The default is false.

-s, --size=true|false

Display total file sizes. The default is false.

Examples

Display all containers, including non-running

# docker ps -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 ps -a -q
a87ecb4f327c
01946d9d34d8
c1d3b0166030
41d50ecd2f57

Display only IDs of all containers that have the name determined_torvalds

# docker ps -a -q --filter=name=determined_torvalds
c1d3b0166030

Display containers with their commands

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

Display containers with a volume mounted in /data

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

History

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⟩ August 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit  ⟨SvenDowideit@home.org.au⟩ November 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit  ⟨SvenDowideit@home.org.au⟩ February 2015, updated by André Martins  ⟨martins@noironetworks.com⟩ October 2016, updated by Josh Horwitz  ⟨horwitzja@gmail.com⟩

Referenced By

docker(1), docker-config-json(5).

Docker User Manuals Docker Community FEBRUARY 2015