docker search

Search Docker Hub for images

Usage

docker search [OPTIONS] TERM

Description

Search Docker Hubopen_in_new for images

Options

OptionShortDefaultDescription
--filter-fFilter output based on conditions provided
--formatPretty-print search using a Go template
--limitMax number of search results
--no-truncDon't truncate output

Examples

Search images by name

This example displays images with a name containing 'busybox':

$ docker search busybox

NAME                             DESCRIPTION                                     STARS     OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
busybox                          Busybox base image.                             316       [OK]
progrium/busybox                                                                 50                   [OK]
radial/busyboxplus               Full-chain, Internet enabled, busybox made...   8                    [OK]
odise/busybox-python                                                             2                    [OK]
azukiapp/busybox                 This image is meant to be used as the base...   2                    [OK]
ofayau/busybox-jvm               Prepare busybox to install a 32 bits JVM.       1                    [OK]
shingonoide/archlinux-busybox    Arch Linux, a lightweight and flexible Lin...   1                    [OK]
odise/busybox-curl                                                               1                    [OK]
ofayau/busybox-libc32            Busybox with 32 bits (and 64 bits) libs         1                    [OK]
peelsky/zulu-openjdk-busybox                                                     1                    [OK]
skomma/busybox-data              Docker image suitable for data volume cont...   1                    [OK]
elektritter/busybox-teamspeak    Lightweight teamspeak3 container based on...    1                    [OK]
socketplane/busybox                                                              1                    [OK]
oveits/docker-nginx-busybox      This is a tiny NginX docker image based on...   0                    [OK]
ggtools/busybox-ubuntu           Busybox ubuntu version with extra goodies       0                    [OK]
nikfoundas/busybox-confd         Minimal busybox based distribution of confd     0                    [OK]
openshift/busybox-http-app                                                       0                    [OK]
jllopis/busybox                                                                  0                    [OK]
swyckoff/busybox                                                                 0                    [OK]
powellquiring/busybox                                                            0                    [OK]
williamyeh/busybox-sh            Docker image for BusyBox's sh                   0                    [OK]
simplexsys/busybox-cli-powered   Docker busybox images, with a few often us...   0                    [OK]
fhisamoto/busybox-java           Busybox java                                    0                    [OK]
scottabernethy/busybox                                                           0                    [OK]
marclop/busybox-solr

Display non-truncated description (--no-trunc)

This example displays images with a name containing 'busybox', at least 3 stars and the description isn't truncated in the output:

$ docker search --filter=stars=3 --no-trunc busybox

NAME                 DESCRIPTION                                                                               STARS     OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
busybox              Busybox base image.                                                                       325       [OK]
progrium/busybox                                                                                               50                   [OK]
radial/busyboxplus   Full-chain, Internet enabled, busybox made from scratch. Comes in git and cURL flavors.   8                    [OK]

Limit search results (--limit)

The flag --limit is the maximum number of results returned by a search. If no value is set, the default is set by the daemon.

Filtering (--filter)

The filtering flag (-f or --filter) format is a key=value pair. If there is more than one filter, then pass multiple flags (e.g. --filter is-automated=true --filter stars=3)

The currently supported filters are:

  • stars (int - number of stars the image has)
  • is-automated (boolean - true or false) - is the image automated or not
  • is-official (boolean - true or false) - is the image official or not

stars

This example displays images with a name containing 'busybox' and at least 3 stars:

$ docker search --filter stars=3 busybox

NAME                 DESCRIPTION                                     STARS     OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
busybox              Busybox base image.                             325       [OK]
progrium/busybox                                                     50                   [OK]
radial/busyboxplus   Full-chain, Internet enabled, busybox made...   8                    [OK]

is-automated

This example displays images with a name containing 'busybox' and are automated builds:

$ docker search --filter is-automated=true busybox

NAME                 DESCRIPTION                                     STARS     OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
progrium/busybox                                                     50                   [OK]
radial/busyboxplus   Full-chain, Internet enabled, busybox made...   8                    [OK]

is-official

This example displays images with a name containing 'busybox', at least 3 stars and are official builds:

$ docker search --filter is-official=true --filter stars=3 busybox

NAME      DESCRIPTION           STARS     OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
busybox   Busybox base image.   325       [OK]

Format the output (--format)

The formatting option (--format) pretty-prints search output using a Go template.

Valid placeholders for the Go template are:

PlaceholderDescription
.NameImage Name
.DescriptionImage description
.StarCountNumber of stars for the image
.IsOfficial"OK" if image is official
.IsAutomated"OK" if image build was automated

When you use the --format option, the search command will output the data exactly as the template declares. If you use the table directive, column headers are included as well.

The following example uses a template without headers and outputs the Name and StarCount entries separated by a colon (:) for all images:

$ docker search --format "{{.Name}}: {{.StarCount}}" nginx

nginx: 5441
jwilder/nginx-proxy: 953
richarvey/nginx-php-fpm: 353
million12/nginx-php: 75
webdevops/php-nginx: 70
h3nrik/nginx-ldap: 35
bitnami/nginx: 23
evild/alpine-nginx: 14
million12/nginx: 9
maxexcloo/nginx: 7

This example outputs a table format:

$ docker search --format "table {{.Name}}\t{{.IsAutomated}}\t{{.IsOfficial}}" nginx

NAME                                     AUTOMATED           OFFICIAL
nginx                                                        [OK]
jwilder/nginx-proxy                      [OK]
richarvey/nginx-php-fpm                  [OK]
jrcs/letsencrypt-nginx-proxy-companion   [OK]
million12/nginx-php                      [OK]
webdevops/php-nginx                      [OK]