docker plugin ls

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List plugins

API 1.25+  The client and daemon API must both be at least 1.25 to use this command. Use the docker version command on the client to check your client and daemon API versions.


docker plugin ls [OPTIONS]


Name, shorthand Default Description
--filter , -f Provide filter values (e.g. ‘enabled=true’)
--format Pretty-print plugins using a Go template
--no-trunc Don’t truncate output
--quiet , -q Only display plugin IDs

Parent command

Command Description
docker plugin Manage plugins
Command Description
docker plugin create Create a plugin from a rootfs and configuration. Plugin data directory must contain config.json and rootfs directory.
docker plugin disable Disable a plugin
docker plugin enable Enable a plugin
docker plugin inspect Display detailed information on one or more plugins
docker plugin install Install a plugin
docker plugin ls List plugins
docker plugin push Push a plugin to a registry
docker plugin rm Remove one or more plugins
docker plugin set Change settings for a plugin
docker plugin upgrade Upgrade an existing plugin

Extended description

Lists all the plugins that are currently installed. You can install plugins using the docker plugin install command. You can also filter using the -f or --filter flag. Refer to the filtering section for more information about available filter options.


$ docker plugin ls

ID                  NAME                             TAG                 DESCRIPTION                ENABLED
69553ca1d123        tiborvass/sample-volume-plugin   latest              A test plugin for Docker   true


The filtering flag (-f or --filter) format is of “key=value”. If there is more than one filter, then pass multiple flags (e.g., --filter "foo=bar" --filter "bif=baz")

The currently supported filters are:

  • enabled (boolean - true or false, 0 or 1)
  • capability (string - currently volumedriver, networkdriver, ipamdriver, logdriver, metricscollector, or authz)


The enabled filter matches on plugins enabled or disabled.


The capability filter matches on plugin capabilities. One plugin might have multiple capabilities. Currently volumedriver, networkdriver, ipamdriver, logdriver, metricscollector, and authz are supported capabilities.

$ docker plugin install --disable vieux/sshfs

Installed plugin vieux/sshfs

$ docker plugin ls --filter enabled=true

NAME                  TAG                 DESCRIPTION                ENABLED


The formatting options (--format) pretty-prints plugins output using a Go template.

Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:

Placeholder Description
.ID Plugin ID
.Name Plugin name
.Description Plugin description
.Enabled Whether plugin is enabled or not
.PluginReference The reference used to push/pull from a registry

When using the --format option, the plugin ls command will either output the data exactly as the template declares or, when using the table directive, includes column headers as well.

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

$ docker plugin ls --format "{{.ID}}: {{.Name}}"

4be01827a72e: vieux/sshfs:latest