podman-container-diff - Man Page

Inspect changes on a container's filesystem


podman container diff [options] container [container]


Displays changes on a container's filesystem. The container will be compared to its parent layer or the second argument when given.

The output is prefixed with the following symbols:

AA file or directory was added.
DA file or directory was deleted.
CA file or directory was changed.



Alter the output into a different format. The only valid format for podman container diff is json.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. If you use methods other than Podman to run containers such as CRI-O, the last started container could be from either of those methods. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)


# podman container diff container1
C /usr
C /usr/local
C /usr/local/bin
A /usr/local/bin/docker-entrypoint.sh
$ podman container diff --format json container1 container2
     "added": [

See Also

podman(1), podman-container(1)


July 2021, Originally compiled by Paul Holzinger pholzing@redhat.com ⟨mailto:pholzing@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By

podman-container(1), podman-diff(1).