docker search

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Description

Search the Docker Hub for images

Usage

docker search [OPTIONS] TERM

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--automated false Only show automated builds
--filter, -f   Filter output based on conditions provided
--limit 25 Max number of search results
--no-trunc false Don’t truncate output
--stars, -s 0 Only displays with at least x stars

Parent command

Command Description
docker The base command for the Docker CLI.

Extended description

Search Docker Hub for images

See Find Public Images on Docker Hub for more details on finding shared images from the command line.

Note: Search queries return a maximum of 25 results.

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 --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. This value could be in the range between 1 and 100. The default value of --limit is 25.

Filtering

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 "foo=bar" --filter "bif=baz")

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 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
progrium/busybox                                                     50                   [OK]
radial/busyboxplus   Full-chain, Internet enabled, busybox made...   8                    [OK]