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List the containers existing on the system.

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lxc-ls - list the containers existing on the system


lxc-ls [-1] [--active] [--frozen] [--running] [--stopped] [--defined] [-f] [-F format] [-g groups] [--nesting=NUM] [--filter=regex]


lxc-ls list the containers existing on the system.


-1 Show one entry per line. (default when /dev/stdout isn't a tty) --active List only active containers (same as --frozen --running). --frozen List only frozen containers. --running List only running containers. --stopped List only stopped containers. --defined List only defined containers. -f,--fancy Use a fancy, column-based output. -F,--fancy-format format Comma separated list of columns to show in the fancy output. The list of accepted and default fields is listed in --help. -g,--groups groups Comma separated list of groups the container must have to be displayed. The param‐ eter may be passed multiple times. --nesting=NUM Show nested containers. The number of nesting levels to be shown can be specified by passing a number as argument. --filter=regex The regular expression passed to lxc-ls will be applied to the container name. The format is a POSIX extended regular expression. It can also be given as additional argument without explicitly using --filter.


lxc-ls --fancy list all the containers, listing one per line along with its name, state, ipv4 and ipv6 addresses. lxc-ls --active -1 list active containers and display the list in one column.


These options are common to most of lxc commands. -?, -h, --help Print a longer usage message than normal. --usage Give the usage message -q, --quiet mute on -P, --lxcpath=PATH Use an alternate container path. The default is /var/lib/lxc. -o, --logfile=FILE Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log. -l, --logpriority=LEVEL Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG. Note that this option is setting the priority of the events log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the ERROR events log on stderr. -n, --name=NAME Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric string. --rcfile=FILE Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization and isolation func‐ tionalities for the container. This configuration file if present will be used even if there is already a configu‐ ration file present in the previously created container (via lxc-create). --version Show the version number.


lxc(7), lxc-create(1), lxc-copy(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1), lxc-stop(1), lxc-exe‐ cute(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1), lxc-wait(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-in‐ fo(1), lxc-freeze(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)


Written originally as a shell script by Daniel Lezcano and Serge Hallyn. Later reimple‐ mented and extended in Python by Stéphane Graber and then reimplemented and extended in C by Christian Brauner.


Christian Brauner <>, Stéphane Graber <>
2018-11-23 lxc-ls(1)
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lxc-ls(1) referred by lxc(7) | lxc-attach(1) | lxc-autostart(1) | lxc-cgroup(1) | lxc-checkconfig(1) | lxc-checkpoint(1) | lxc-config(1) | lxc-console(1) | lxc-copy(1) | lxc-create(1) | lxc-destroy(1) | lxc-device(1) | lxc-execute(1) | lxc-freeze(1) | lxc-info(1) | lxc-monitor(1) | lxc-snapshot(1) | lxc-start(1) | lxc-stop(1) | lxc-top(1)
refer to lxc(7) | lxc-attach(1) | lxc-cgroup(1) | lxc-console(1) | lxc-copy(1) | lxc-create(1) | lxc-destroy(1) | lxc-freeze(1) | lxc-monitor(1) | lxc-start(1) | lxc-stop(1) | lxc-unfreeze(1) | lxc-wait(1) | lxc.conf(5)
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