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List files in a snapshot


restic ls [flags] snapshotID [dir...]


The "ls" command lists files and directories in a snapshot.

The special snapshot ID "latest" can be used to list files and directories of the latest snapshot in the repository. The --host flag can be used in conjunction to select the latest snapshot originating from a certain host only.

File listings can optionally be filtered by directories. Any positional arguments after the snapshot ID are interpreted as absolute directory paths, and only files inside those directories will be listed. If the --recursive flag is used, then the filter will allow traversing into matching directories' subfolders. Any directory paths specified must be absolute (starting with a path separator); paths use the forward slash '/' as separator.

Exit Status

Exit status is 0 if the command was successful, and non-zero if there was any error.


-h,  --help[=false]

help for ls

-H,  --host=[]

only consider snapshots for this host, when no snapshot ID is given (can be specified multiple times)

-l,  --long[=false]

use a long listing format showing size and mode


only consider snapshots which include this (absolute) path, when no snapshot ID is given


include files in subfolders of the listed directories


only consider snapshots which include this taglist, when no snapshot ID is given

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


file to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates)


set the cache directory. (default: use system default cache directory)


auto remove old cache directories


set output mode to JSON for commands that support it


key ID of key to try decrypting first (default: $RESTIC_KEY_HINT)


limits downloads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)


limits uploads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)


do not use a local cache


do not lock the repository, this allows some operations on read-only repositories

-o,  --option=[]

set extended option (key=value, can be specified multiple times)


shell command to obtain the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_COMMAND)

-p,  --password-file=""

file to read the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_FILE)

-q,  --quiet[=false]

do not output comprehensive progress report

-r,  --repo=""

repository to backup to or restore from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY)


file to read the repository location from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY_FILE)


path to a file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key

-v,  --verbose[=0]

be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n, max level/times is 3)

See Also


Referenced By


Jan 2017 generated by `restic generate`