By default, the
docker ps command shows only running Docker containers.
With the specific options it is possible to list all Docker containers or filter output by the stopped containers only.
Below you will find how to list all Docker containers and how to list just running or just stopped Docker containers.
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List Running Docker Containers
To show only running Docker containers, execute the following command:
$ docker ps
List Stopped Docker Containers
To show only stopped Docker containers, run:
$ docker ps --filter "status=exited"
– or –
$ docker ps -f "status=exited"
List All Docker Containers
To show all Docker containers, run:
$ docker ps -a
– or –
$ docker ps --all