lxc list

List instances


Description: List instances

Default column layout: ns46tS Fast column layout: nsacPt

A single keyword like “web” which will list any instance with a name starting by “web”. A regular expression on the instance name. (e.g. .*web.*01$). A key/value pair referring to a configuration item. For those, the namespace can be abbreviated to the smallest unambiguous identifier. A key/value pair where the key is a shorthand. Multiple values must be delimited by ‘,’. Available shorthands: - type={instance type} - status={instance current lifecycle status} - architecture={instance architecture} - location={location name} - ipv4={ip or CIDR} - ipv6={ip or CIDR}

Examples: - “user.blah=abc” will list all instances with the “blah” user property set to “abc”. - “u.blah=abc” will do the same - “security.privileged=true” will list all privileged instances - “s.privileged=true” will do the same - “type=container” will list all container instances - “type=container status=running” will list all running container instances

A regular expression matching a configuration item or its value. (e.g. volatile.eth0.hwaddr=00:16:3e:.*).

When multiple filters are passed, they are added one on top of the other, selecting instances which satisfy them all.

== Columns == The -c option takes a comma separated list of arguments that control which instance attributes to output when displaying in table or csv format.

Column arguments are either pre-defined shorthand chars (see below), or (extended) config keys.

Commas between consecutive shorthand chars are optional.

Pre-defined column shorthand chars: 4 - IPv4 address 6 - IPv6 address a - Architecture b - Storage pool c - Creation date d - Description D - disk usage e - Project name l - Last used date m - Memory usage M - Memory usage (%) n - Name N - Number of Processes p - PID of the instance’s init process P - Profiles s - State S - Number of snapshots t - Type (persistent or ephemeral) u - CPU usage (in seconds) L - Location of the instance (e.g. its cluster member) f - Base Image Fingerprint (short) F - Base Image Fingerprint (long)

Custom columns are defined with “[config:|devices:]key[:name][:maxWidth]”: KEY: The (extended) config or devices key to display. If [config:|devices:] is omitted then it defaults to config key. NAME: Name to display in the column header. Defaults to the key if not specified or empty.

MAXWIDTH: Max width of the column (longer results are truncated).
Defaults to -1 (unlimited). Use 0 to limit to the column header size.
lxc list [<remote>:] [<filter>...] [flags]


  lxc list -c nFs46,volatile.eth0.hwaddr:MAC,config:image.os,devices:eth0.parent:ETHP
    Show instances using the "NAME", "BASE IMAGE", "STATE", "IPV4", "IPV6" and "MAC" columns.
    "BASE IMAGE", "MAC" and "IMAGE OS" are custom columns generated from instance configuration keys.
    "ETHP" is a custom column generated from a device key.

  lxc list -c ns,user.comment:comment
    List instances with their running state and user comment.


      --all-projects   Display instances from all projects
  -c, --columns        Columns (default "ns46tSL")
      --fast           Fast mode (same as --columns=nsacPt)
  -f, --format         Format (csv|json|table|yaml|compact) (default "table")

Options inherited from parent commands

      --debug          Show all debug messages
      --force-local    Force using the local unix socket
  -h, --help           Print help
      --project        Override the source project
  -q, --quiet          Don't show progress information
      --sub-commands   Use with help or --help to view sub-commands
  -v, --verbose        Show all information messages
      --version        Print version number


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