docker diff

Inspect changes to files or directories on a container's filesystem


docker diff CONTAINER


List the changed files and directories in a container᾿s filesystem since the container was created. Three different types of change are tracked:

AA file or directory was added
DA file or directory was deleted
CA file or directory was changed

You can use the full or shortened container ID or the container name set using docker run --name option.


Inspect the changes to an nginx container:

$ docker diff 1fdfd1f54c1b

C /dev
C /dev/console
C /dev/core
C /dev/stdout
C /dev/fd
C /dev/ptmx
C /dev/stderr
C /dev/stdin
C /run
A /run/
C /var/lib/nginx/tmp
A /var/lib/nginx/tmp/client_body
A /var/lib/nginx/tmp/fastcgi
A /var/lib/nginx/tmp/proxy
A /var/lib/nginx/tmp/scgi
A /var/lib/nginx/tmp/uwsgi
C /var/log/nginx
A /var/log/nginx/access.log
A /var/log/nginx/error.log