docker stack ls

List stacks

Swarm This command works with the Swarm orchestrator.


$ docker stack ls [OPTIONS]

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


Lists the stacks.


This is a cluster management command, and must be executed on a swarm manager node. To learn about managers and workers, refer to the Swarm mode section in the documentation.

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


Name, shorthand Default Description
--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


The following command shows all stacks and some additional information:

$ docker stack ls

ID                 SERVICES            ORCHESTRATOR
myapp              2                   Kubernetes
vossibility-stack  6                   Swarm

Format the output (--format)

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

Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:

Placeholder Description
.Name Stack name
.Services Number of services
.Orchestrator Orchestrator name
.Namespace Namespace

When using the --format option, the stack ls command either outputs 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 Name and Services entries separated by a colon (:) for all stacks:

$ docker stack ls --format "{{.Name}}: {{.Services}}"
web-server: 1
web-cache: 4

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

$ docker stack ls --format json

Parent command

Command Description
docker stack Manage Swarm stacks
Command Description
docker stack config Outputs the final config file, after doing merges and interpolations
docker stack deploy Deploy a new stack or update an existing stack
docker stack ls List stacks
docker stack ps List the tasks in the stack
docker stack rm Remove one or more stacks
docker stack services List the services in the stack