docker plugin ls

List plugins


$ docker plugin ls [OPTIONS]

Refer to the options section for an overview of available OPTIONS for this command.


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.

For example uses of this command, refer to the examples section below.


Name, shorthand Default Description
--filter , -f Provide filter values (e.g. enabled=true)
--format Format output using a custom template: ‘table’: Print output in table format with column headers (default) ‘table TEMPLATE’: Print output in table format using the given Go template ‘json’: Print in JSON format ‘TEMPLATE’: Print output using the given Go template. Refer to for more information about formatting output with templates
--no-trunc Don’t truncate output
--quiet , -q Only display plugin IDs


$ docker plugin ls

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

Filtering (--filter)

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

ID                  NAME                DESCRIPTION         ENABLED

Format the output (--format)

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 and tag
.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

To list all plugins in JSON format, use the json directive:

$ docker plugin ls --format json
{"Description":"sshFS plugin for Docker","Enabled":false,"ID":"856d89febb1c","Name":"vieux/sshfs:latest","PluginReference":""}

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