% DOCKER(1) Docker User Manuals % Docker Community % JUNE 2014


docker-top - Display the running processes of a container


docker top [--help] CONTAINER [ps OPTIONS]


Display the running process of the container. ps-OPTION can be any of the options you would pass to a Linux ps command.

All displayed information is from host's point of view.


--help Print usage statement


Run docker top with the ps option of -x:

$ docker top 8601afda2b -x
PID      TTY       STAT       TIME         COMMAND
16623    ?         Ss         0:00         sleep 99999


April 2014, Originally compiled by William Henry (whenry at redhat dot com) based on docker.com source material and internal work. June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit SvenDowideit@home.org.au June 2015, updated by Ma Shimiao mashimiao.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com December 2015, updated by Pavel Pospisil pospispa@gmail.com