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podman-mount(1) General Commands Manual podman-mount(1)


podman-mount - Mount a working container's root filesystem


podman mount [options] [container ...]

podman container mount [options] [container ...]


Mounts the specified containers' root file system in a location which can be accessed from the host, and returns its location.

Podman lists all of the currently mounted containers, including external containers, when the command is executed without any arguments. External containers are containers in container/storage by tools other than Podman. For example Buildah and CRI-O.

Rootless mode only supports mounting VFS driver, unless Podman is run within the user namespace via the podman unshare command. All other storage drivers fails to mount.


The location of the mounted file system. On error an empty string and errno is returned.


--all, -a

Mount all podman containers. (External containers are not mounted)


Print the mounted containers in specified format (json).

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. Note: the last started container can be from other users of Podman on the host machine. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)


Do not truncate the output (default false).


In rootful mode, Mount specified container.

# podman mount c831414b10a3

In rootless mode, container mounting only works from inside the user namespace.

$ podman unshare
# podman mount affectionate_mcnulty

List the currently mounted containers:

podman mount
c831414b10a3 /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay/f3ac502d97b5681989dff84dfedc8354239bcecbdc2692f9a639f4e080a02364/merged
a7060253093b /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay/0ff7d7ca68bed1ace424f9df154d2dd7b5a125c19d887f17653cbcd5b6e30ba1/merged

Mount multiple containers:

podman mount c831414b10a3 a7060253093b


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