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restic-ls - List files in a snapshot


restic ls [flags] snapshotID [dir...]


The "ls" command lists files and directories in a snapshot.

The special snapshot ID "latest" can be used to list files and directories of the latest snapshot in the repository. The --host flag can be used in conjunction to select the latest snapshot originating from a certain host only.

File listings can optionally be filtered by directories. Any positional arguments after the snapshot ID are interpreted as absolute directory paths, and only files inside those directories will be listed. If the --recursive flag is used, then the filter will allow traversing into matching directories' subfolders. Any directory paths specified must be absolute (starting with a path separator); paths use the forward slash '/' as separator.


Exit status is 0 if the command was successful, and non-zero if there was any error.


-h, --help[=false] help for ls

-H, --host=[] only consider snapshots for this host, when snapshot ID "latest" is given (can be specified multiple times)

--human-readable[=false] print sizes in human readable format

-l, --long[=false] use a long listing format showing size and mode

--path=[] only consider snapshots including this (absolute) path, when snapshot ID "latest" is given (can be specified multiple times)

--recursive[=false] include files in subfolders of the listed directories

--tag=[] only consider snapshots including tag[,tag,...], when snapshot ID "latest" is given (can be specified multiple times)


--cacert=[] file to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates or $RESTIC_CACERT)

--cache-dir="" set the cache directory. (default: use system default cache directory)

--cleanup-cache[=false] auto remove old cache directories

--compression=auto compression mode (only available for repository format version 2), one of (auto|off|max) (default: $RESTIC_COMPRESSION)

--insecure-tls[=false] skip TLS certificate verification when connecting to the repository (insecure)

--json[=false] set output mode to JSON for commands that support it

--key-hint="" key ID of key to try decrypting first (default: $RESTIC_KEY_HINT)

--limit-download=0 limits downloads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)

--limit-upload=0 limits uploads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)

--no-cache[=false] do not use a local cache

--no-extra-verify[=false] skip additional verification of data before upload (see documentation)

--no-lock[=false] do not lock the repository, this allows some operations on read-only repositories

-o, --option=[] set extended option (key=value, can be specified multiple times)

--pack-size=0 set target pack size in MiB, created pack files may be larger (default: $RESTIC_PACK_SIZE)

--password-command="" shell command to obtain the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_COMMAND)

-p, --password-file="" file to read the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_FILE)

-q, --quiet[=false] do not output comprehensive progress report

-r, --repo="" repository to backup to or restore from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY)

--repository-file="" file to read the repository location from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY_FILE)

--retry-lock=0s retry to lock the repository if it is already locked, takes a value like 5m or 2h (default: no retries)

--tls-client-cert="" path to a file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key (default: $RESTIC_TLS_CLIENT_CERT)

-v, --verbose[=0] be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n``, max level/times is 2)



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