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events

Usage:  docker events [OPTIONS]

Get real time events from the server

Options:
  -f, --filter value   Filter output based on conditions provided (default [])
      --help           Print usage
      --since string   Show all events created since timestamp
      --until string   Stream events until this timestamp

Docker containers report the following events:

attach, commit, copy, create, destroy, detach, die, exec_create, exec_detach, exec_start, export, kill, oom, pause, rename, resize, restart, start, stop, top, unpause, update

Docker images report the following events:

delete, import, load, pull, push, save, tag, untag

Docker plugins(experimental) report the following events:

install, enable, disable, remove

Docker volumes report the following events:

create, mount, unmount, destroy

Docker networks report the following events:

create, connect, disconnect, destroy

Docker daemon report the following events:

reload

The --since and --until parameters can be Unix timestamps, date formatted timestamps, or Go duration strings (e.g. 10m, 1h30m) computed relative to the client machine’s time. If you do not provide the --since option, the command returns only new and/or live events. Supported formats for date formatted time stamps include RFC3339Nano, RFC3339, 2006-01-02T15:04:05, 2006-01-02T15:04:05.999999999, 2006-01-02Z07:00, and 2006-01-02. The local timezone on the client will be used if you do not provide either a Z or a +-00:00 timezone offset at the end of the timestamp. When providing Unix timestamps enter seconds[.nanoseconds], where seconds is the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT), not counting leap seconds (aka Unix epoch or Unix time), and the optional .nanoseconds field is a fraction of a second no more than nine digits long.

Filtering

The filtering flag (-f or --filter) format is of “key=value”. If you would like to use multiple filters, pass multiple flags (e.g., --filter "foo=bar" --filter "bif=baz")

Using the same filter multiple times will be handled as a OR; for example --filter container=588a23dac085 --filter container=a8f7720b8c22 will display events for container 588a23dac085 OR container a8f7720b8c22

Using multiple filters will be handled as a AND; for example --filter container=588a23dac085 --filter event=start will display events for container container 588a23dac085 AND the event type is start

The currently supported filters are:

  • container (container=<name or id>)
  • event (event=<event action>)
  • image (image=<tag or id>)
  • plugin (experimental) (plugin=<name or id>)
  • label (label=<key> or label=<key>=<value>)
  • type (type=<container or image or volume or network or daemon>)
  • volume (volume=<name or id>)
  • network (network=<name or id>)
  • daemon (daemon=<name or id>)

Examples

You’ll need two shells for this example.

Shell 1: Listening for events:

$ docker events

Shell 2: Start and Stop containers:

$ docker start 4386fb97867d
$ docker stop 4386fb97867d
$ docker stop 7805c1d35632

Shell 1: (Again .. now showing events):

2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container start 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:52:12.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:53:45.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2015-05-12T15:54:03.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

Show events in the past from a specified time:

$ docker events --since 1378216169
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:52:12.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:53:45.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2015-05-12T15:54:03.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

$ docker events --since '2013-09-03'
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container start 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:52:12.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:53:45.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2015-05-12T15:54:03.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

$ docker events --since '2013-09-03T15:49:29'
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:52:12.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:53:45.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2015-05-12T15:54:03.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

This example outputs all events that were generated in the last 3 minutes, relative to the current time on the client machine:

$ docker events --since '3m'
2015-05-12T11:51:30.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:52:12.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2015-05-12T15:53:45.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2015-05-12T15:54:03.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

Filter events:

$ docker events --filter 'event=stop'
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-09-03T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

$ docker events --filter 'image=ubuntu-1:14.04'
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container start 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)

$ docker events --filter 'container=7805c1d35632'
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2014-09-03T15:49:29.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image= redis:2.8)

$ docker events --filter 'container=7805c1d35632' --filter 'container=4386fb97867d'
2014-09-03T15:49:29.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)
2014-09-03T15:49:29.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

$ docker events --filter 'container=7805c1d35632' --filter 'event=stop'
2014-09-03T15:49:29.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

$ docker events --filter 'container=container_1' --filter 'container=container_2'
2014-09-03T15:49:29.999999999Z07:00 container die 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container stop 4386fb97867d (image=ubuntu-1:14.04)
2014-05-10T17:42:14.999999999Z07:00 container die 7805c1d35632 (imager=redis:2.8)
2014-09-03T15:49:29.999999999Z07:00 container stop 7805c1d35632 (image=redis:2.8)

$ docker events --filter 'type=volume'
2015-12-23T21:05:28.136212689Z volume create test-event-volume-local (driver=local)
2015-12-23T21:05:28.383462717Z volume mount test-event-volume-local (read/write=true, container=562fe10671e9273da25eed36cdce26159085ac7ee6707105fd534866340a5025, destination=/foo, driver=local, propagation=rprivate)
2015-12-23T21:05:28.650314265Z volume unmount test-event-volume-local (container=562fe10671e9273da25eed36cdce26159085ac7ee6707105fd534866340a5025, driver=local)
2015-12-23T21:05:28.716218405Z volume destroy test-event-volume-local (driver=local)

$ docker events --filter 'type=network'
2015-12-23T21:38:24.705709133Z network create 8b111217944ba0ba844a65b13efcd57dc494932ee2527577758f939315ba2c5b (name=test-event-network-local, type=bridge)
2015-12-23T21:38:25.119625123Z network connect 8b111217944ba0ba844a65b13efcd57dc494932ee2527577758f939315ba2c5b (name=test-event-network-local, container=b4be644031a3d90b400f88ab3d4bdf4dc23adb250e696b6328b85441abe2c54e, type=bridge)

$ docker events --filter 'type=plugin' (experimental)
2016-07-25T17:30:14.825557616Z plugin pull ec7b87f2ce84330fe076e666f17dfc049d2d7ae0b8190763de94e1f2d105993f (name=tiborvass/no-remove:latest)
2016-07-25T17:30:14.888127370Z plugin enable ec7b87f2ce84330fe076e666f17dfc049d2d7ae0b8190763de94e1f2d105993f (name=tiborvass/no-remove:latest)