docker stack ls

DescriptionList stacks
Usagedocker stack ls [OPTIONS]
docker stack list

Swarm This command works with the Swarm orchestrator.


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.


--formatFormat 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:

.NameStack name
.ServicesNumber of services
.OrchestratorOrchestrator name

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