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Docker How To Check Running Containers

It is easy to check running Docker containers.

To show which containers are running just use the docker ps command like this:


docker ps

If you actually want to see all containers, bot running and stopped, use this command:


docker ps -a

You can see stopped containers like this:


docker ps --filter "status=exited"

You can search for a specific container like this:


docker ps | grep nginx

You can also filter for a specific container:


docker ps --filter name=web1

You can show matching container IDs like this. This is useful if you want to use the output of this command in a script or as a parameter for another command.


docker ps --filter name=web1 -q