- testing 4.3.1+ds1-6+b2
- unstable 4.3.1+ds1-8+b1
- experimental 4.4.0+ds1-1
podman-container-exists - Check if a container exists in local storage
podman container exists [options] container
podman container exists checks if a container exists in local storage. The ID or Name of the container may be used as input. Podman will return an exit code of 0 when the container is found. A 1 will be returned otherwise. An exit code of 125 indicates there was an issue accessing the local storage.
Check for external containers as well as Podman containers. These external containers are generally created via other container technology such as Buildah or CRI-O.
-h, --help Print usage statement
Check if an container called webclient exists in local storage (the container does actually exist).
$ podman container exists webclient $ echo $? 0
Check if an container called webbackend exists in local storage (the container does not actually exist).
$ podman container exists webbackend $ echo $? 1
Check if an container called ubi8-working-container created via Buildah exists in local storage (the container does not actually exist).
$ podman container exists --external ubi8-working-container $ echo $? 1
November 2018, Originally compiled by Brent Baude (bbaude at redhat dot com)