% podman-search(1)

NAME

podman-search - Search a registry for an image

SYNOPSIS

podman search [options] term

DESCRIPTION

podman search searches a registry or a list of registries for a matching image. The user can specify which registry to search by prefixing the registry in the search term (example registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora), default is the registries in the registries.search table in the config file - /etc/containers/registries.conf. The default number of results is 25. The number of results can be limited using the –limit flag. If more than one registry is being searched, the limit will be applied to each registry. The output can be filtered using the –filter flag. To get all available images in a registry without a specific search term, the user can just enter the registry name with a trailing “/” (example registry.fedoraproject.org/). Note, searching without a search term will only work for registries that implement the v2 API.

podman [GLOBAL OPTIONS]

podman search [GLOBAL OPTIONS]

podman search [OPTIONS] TERM

OPTIONS

–authfile=path

Path of the authentication file. Default is ${XDG_RUNTIME_DIR}/containers/auth.json

Note: You can also override the default path of the authentication file by setting the REGISTRY_AUTH_FILE environment variable. export REGISTRY_AUTH_FILE=path

–filter, -f=filter

Filter output based on conditions provided (default [])

Supported filters are:

  • stars (int - number of stars the image has)
  • is-automated (boolean - true | false) - is the image automated or not
  • is-official (boolean - true | false) - is the image official or not

–format=format

Change the output format to a Go template

Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:

| Placeholder | Description | | ————— | —————————- | | .Index | Registry | | .Name | Image name | | .Descriptions | Image description | | .Stars | Star count of image | | .Official | “[OK]” if image is official | | .Automated | “[OK]” if image is automated | | .Tag | Repository tag |

Note: use .Tag only if the –list-tags is set.

–limit=limit

Limit the number of results. This value can be in the range between 1 and 100. The default number of results is 25. Note: The results from each registry will be limited to this value. Example if limit is 10 and two registries are being searched, the total number of results will be 20, 10 from each (if there are at least 10 matches in each). The order of the search results is the order in which the API endpoint returns the results.

–list-tags

List the available tags in the repository for the specified image. Note: –list-tags requires the search term to be a fully specified image name. The result contains the Image name and its tag, one line for every tag associated with the image.

–no-trunc

Do not truncate the output

–tls-verify=true|false

Require HTTPS and verify certificates when contacting registries (default: true). If explicitly set to true, then TLS verification will be used. If set to false, then TLS verification will not be used if needed. If not specified, default registries will be searched through (in /etc/containers/registries.conf), and TLS will be skipped if a default registry is listed in the insecure registries.

–help, -h

Print usage statement

EXAMPLES

$ podman search --limit 3 rhel
INDEX        NAME                                 DESCRIPTION                                       STARS   OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
docker.io    docker.io/richxsl/rhel7              RHEL 7 image with minimal installation            9
docker.io    docker.io/bluedata/rhel7             RHEL-7.x base container images                    1
docker.io    docker.io/gidikern/rhel-oracle-jre   RHEL7 with jre8u60                                5                  [OK]
redhat.com   redhat.com/rhel                      This platform image provides a minimal runti...   0
redhat.com   redhat.com/rhel6                     This platform image provides a minimal runti...   0
redhat.com   redhat.com/rhel6.5                   This platform image provides a minimal runti...   0
$ podman search alpine
INDEX       NAME                                             DESCRIPTION                                       STARS   OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
docker.io   docker.io/library/alpine                         A minimal Docker image based on Alpine Linux...   3009    [OK]
docker.io   docker.io/mhart/alpine-node                      Minimal Node.js built on Alpine Linux             332
docker.io   docker.io/anapsix/alpine-java                    Oracle Java 8 (and 7) with GLIBC 2.23 over A...   272                [OK]
docker.io   docker.io/tenstartups/alpine                     Alpine linux base docker image with useful p...   5                  [OK]
$ podman search registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora
INDEX               NAME                               DESCRIPTION   STARS   OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
fedoraproject.org   fedoraproject.org/fedora                         0
fedoraproject.org   fedoraproject.org/fedora-minimal                 0
$ podman search --filter=is-official alpine
INDEX       NAME                       DESCRIPTION                                       STARS   OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
docker.io   docker.io/library/alpine   A minimal Docker image based on Alpine Linux...   3009    [OK]
$ podman search --format "table {{.Index}} {{.Name}}" registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora
INDEX               NAME
fedoraproject.org   fedoraproject.org/fedora
fedoraproject.org   fedoraproject.org/fedora-minimal
$ podman search registry.fedoraproject.org/
INDEX               NAME                                                           DESCRIPTION   STARS   OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/cockpit                                       0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/container-engine                              0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/docker                                        0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/etcd                                          0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/flannel                                       0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/httpd                                         0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-apiserver                          0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-controller-manager                 0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-kubelet                            0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-master                             0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-node                               0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-proxy                              0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/kubernetes-scheduler                          0
fedoraproject.org   registry.fedoraproject.org/f25/mariadb                                       0
$ podman search --list-tags  registry.redhat.io/rhel
NAME                      TAG
registry.redhat.io/rhel   7.3-74
registry.redhat.io/rhel   7.6-301
registry.redhat.io/rhel   7.1-9
...

Note: This works only with registries that implement the v2 API. If tried with a v1 registry an error will be returned.

FILES

registries.conf (/etc/containers/registries.conf)

registries.conf is the configuration file which specifies which container registries should be consulted when completing image names which do not include a registry or domain portion.

SEE ALSO

podman(1), containers-registries.conf(5)

HISTORY

January 2018, Originally compiled by Urvashi Mohnani umohnani@redhat.com