docker-images - List images
] [ -a
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This command lists the images stored in the local Docker repository.
By default, intermediate images, used during builds, are not listed. Some of the
output, e.g., image ID, is truncated, for space reasons. However the truncated
image ID, and often the first few characters, are enough to be used in other
Docker commands that use the image ID. The output includes repository, tag,
image ID, date created and the virtual size.
The title REPOSITORY for the first title may seem confusing. It is essentially
the image name. However, because you can tag a specific image, and multiple
tags (image instances) can be associated with a single name, the name is
really a repository for all tagged images of the same name. For example
consider an image called fedora. It may be tagged with 18, 19, or 20, etc. to
manage different versions.
Show all images (by default filter out the intermediate image layers). The
default is false
Show image digests. The default is false
Filters the output. The dangling=true filter finds unused images. While
label=com.foo=amd64 filters for images with a com.foo value of amd64. The
label=com.foo filter finds images with the label com.foo of any value.
Pretty-print containers using a Go template.
.ID - Image ID
.Repository - Image repository
.Tag - Image tag
.Digest - Image digest
.CreatedSince - Elapsed time since the image was created.
.CreatedAt - Time when the image was created..
.Size - Image disk size.
Print usage statement
Don't truncate output. The default is false
Only show numeric IDs. The default is false
To list the images in a local repository (not the registry) run:
The list will contain the image repository name, a tag for the image, and an
image ID, when it was created and its virtual size. Columns: REPOSITORY, TAG,
IMAGE ID, CREATED, and SIZE.
docker images command takes an optional
argument that restricts the list to images that match the argument. If you
docker images command
lists all images in the given repository.
[REPOSITORY[:TAG]] value must be an "exact match". This
means that, for example,
docker images jav does not match the image
TAG are provided, only images matching that
repository and tag are listed. To find all local images in the
"java" repository with tag "8" you can use:
To get a verbose list of images which contains all the intermediate images used
in builds use -a
Previously, the docker images command supported the --tree and --dot arguments,
which displayed different visualizations of the image data. Docker core
removed this functionality in the 1.7 version. If you liked this
functionality, you can still find it in the third-party dockviz tool:
Listing just the shortened image IDs. This can be useful for some automated
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⟩