Inspecting Image Content

During the analysis of container images the Anchore Engine performs deep inspection, collecting data on all artifacts in the image including files, operating system packages and software artifacts such as Ruby GEMs and Node.JS NPM modules.

The image content command can be used to return detailed information about the content of the container image.

anchore-cli image content INPUT_IMAGE CONTENT_TYPE

The INPUT_IMAGE can be specified in one of the following formats:

  • Image Digest
  • Image ID
  • registry/repo:tag

the CONTENT_TYPE can be one of the following types:

  • os: Operating System Packages
  • files: All files in the image
  • npm: Node.JS NPM Modules
  • gem: Ruby GEMs
  • java: Java Archives
  • python: Python Artifacts

For example: anchore-cli image content debain:latest files

The CLI will output a subseet of fields from the content view, for example for files on the file name and size are displayed. To retrieve the full output the --json parameter should be passed.

For example: anchore-cli --json image content debian:latest files

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Last modified July 12, 2019: Fix typo in anchore-cli example (f9a5231)