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       docker-image-ls - List images


       docker image ls [OPTIONS] [REPOSITORY[:TAG]]


       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

       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.


       Filters the output based on these conditions:

              • dangling=(true|false) - find unused images

              • label= or label==

              • before=([:tag]||image@digest ⟨mailto:image@digest⟩)

              • since=([:tag]||image@digest ⟨mailto:image@digest⟩)

              • reference=(pattern of an image reference)


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


Listing the images

       To list the images in a local repository (not the registry) run:

              docker image ls

       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

       The  docker  image ls command takes an optional [REPOSITORY[:TAG]] argument that restricts
       the list to images that match the argument. If you specify  REPOSITORY  but  no  TAG,  the
       docker image ls command lists all images in the given repository.

              docker image ls java

       The  [REPOSITORY[:TAG]]  value  must  be  an  "exact match". This means that, for example,
       docker image ls jav does not match the image java.

       If both REPOSITORY and 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:

              docker image ls java:8

       To  get a verbose list of images which contains all the intermediate images used in builds
       use -a:

              docker image ls -a

       Previously, the docker image ls 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 images in a desired format

       When  using  the --format option, the image command will either output the data exactly as
       the template declares or, when using the table directive, will include column  headers  as
       well. You can use special characters like \t for inserting tab spacing between columns.

       The  following  example  uses a template without headers and outputs the ID and Repository
       entries separated by a colon for all images:

              docker images --format "{{.ID}}: {{.Repository}}"
              77af4d6b9913: <none>
              b6fa739cedf5: committ
              78a85c484bad: ipbabble
              30557a29d5ab: docker
              5ed6274db6ce: <none>
              746b819f315e: postgres
              746b819f315e: postgres
              746b819f315e: postgres
              746b819f315e: postgres

       To list all images with their repository and tag in a table format you can use:

              docker images --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Repository}}\t{{.Tag}}"
              IMAGE ID            REPOSITORY                TAG
              77af4d6b9913        <none>                    <none>
              b6fa739cedf5        committ                   latest
              78a85c484bad        ipbabble                  <none>
              30557a29d5ab        docker                    latest
              5ed6274db6ce        <none>                    <none>
              746b819f315e        postgres                  9
              746b819f315e        postgres                  9.3
              746b819f315e        postgres                  9.3.5
              746b819f315e        postgres                  latest

       Valid template placeholders are listed above.

Listing only the shortened image IDs

       Listing just the shortened image IDs. This can be useful for some automated tools.

              docker image ls -q


       -a, --all[=false]      Show all images (default hides intermediate images)

       --digests[=false]      Show digests

       -f, --filter=      Filter output based on conditions provided

       --format=""      Pretty-print images using a Go template

       -h, --help[=false]      help for ls

       --no-trunc[=false]      Don't truncate output

       -q, --quiet[=false]      Only show image IDs