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podman-container-exists - Man Page

Check if a container exists in local storage

Synopsis

podman container exists [options] container

Description

podman container exists checks if a container exists in local storage. The container ID or name is used as input. Podman returns an exit code of 0 when the container is found.  A 1 is returned otherwise. An exit code of 125 indicates there was an issue accessing the local storage.

Options

--external

Check for external containers as well as Podman containers. These external containers are generally created via other container technology such as Buildah or CRI-O.
The default is false.

-h, --help

Prints usage statement.
The default is false.

Examples

Check if a container called "webclient" exists in local storage. Here, the container does exist.

$ podman container exists webclient
$ echo $?
0

Check if a container called "webbackend" exists in local storage. Here, the container does not exist.

$ podman container exists webbackend
$ echo $?
1

Check if a container called "ubi8-working-container" created via Buildah exists in local storage. Here, the container does not exist.

$ podman container exists --external ubi8-working-container
$ echo $?
1

See Also

podman(1)

History

November 2018, Originally compiled by Brent Baude bbaude@redhat.com ⟨mailto:bbaude@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By

podman-container(1).

The man page docker-container-exists(1) is an alias of podman-container-exists(1).