skopeo  1.1.1
About: skopeo is a command line utility that performs various operations on container images like copying, inspecting and deleting.
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README.md

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skopeo is a command line utility that performs various operations on container images and image repositories.

skopeo does not require the user to be running as root to do most of its operations.

skopeo does not require a daemon to be running to perform its operations.

skopeo can work with OCI images as well as the original Docker v2 images.

Skopeo works with API V2 container image registries such as docker.io and quay.io registries, private registries, local directories and local OCI-layout directories. Skopeo can perform operations which consist of:

  • Copying an image from and to various storage mechanisms. For example you can copy images from one registry to another, without requiring privilege.
  • Inspecting a remote image showing its properties including its layers, without requiring you to pull the image to the host.
  • Deleting an image from an image repository.
  • When required by the repository, skopeo can pass the appropriate credentials and certificates for authentication.

Skopeo operates on the following image and repository types:

  • containers-storage:docker-reference An image located in a local containers/storage image store. Both the location and image store are specified in /etc/containers/storage.conf. (This is the backend for Podman, CRI-O, Buildah and friends)

  • dir:path An existing local directory path storing the manifest, layer tarballs and signatures as individual files. This is a non-standardized format, primarily useful for debugging or noninvasive container inspection.

  • docker://docker-reference An image in a registry implementing the "Docker Registry HTTP API V2". By default, uses the authorization state in $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/containers/auth.json, which is set using skopeo login.

  • docker-archive:path[:docker-reference] An image is stored in a docker save-formatted file. docker-reference is only used when creating such a file, and it must not contain a digest.

  • docker-daemon:docker-reference An image docker-reference stored in the docker daemon internal storage. docker-reference must contain either a tag or a digest. Alternatively, when reading images, the format can also be docker-daemon:algo:digest (an image ID).

  • oci:path:tag An image tag in a directory compliant with "Open Container Image Layout Specification" at path.

Inspecting a repository

skopeo is able to inspect a repository on a container registry and fetch images layers. The inspect command fetches the repository's manifest and it is able to show you a docker inspect-like json output about a whole repository or a tag. This tool, in contrast to docker inspect, helps you gather useful information about a repository or a tag before pulling it (using disk space). The inspect command can show you which tags are available for the given repository, the labels the image has, the creation date and operating system of the image and more.

Examples:

Show properties of fedora:latest

$ skopeo inspect docker://registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora:latest
{
    "Name": "registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora",
    "Digest": "sha256:655721ff613ee766a4126cb5e0d5ae81598e1b0c3bcf7017c36c4d72cb092fe9",
    "RepoTags": [
        "24",
        "25",
        "26-modular",
    ...
    ],
    "Created": "2020-04-29T06:48:16Z",
    "DockerVersion": "1.10.1",
    "Labels": {
        "license": "MIT",
        "name": "fedora",
        "vendor": "Fedora Project",
        "version": "32"
    },
    "Architecture": "amd64",
    "Os": "linux",
    "Layers": [
        "sha256:3088721d7dbf674fc0be64cd3cf00c25aab921cacf35fa0e7b1578500a3e1653"
    ],
    "Env": [
        "DISTTAG=f32container",
        "FGC=f32",
        "container=oci"
    ]
}

Show container configuration from fedora:latest

$ skopeo inspect --config docker://registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora:latest  | jq
{
  "created": "2020-04-29T06:48:16Z",
  "architecture": "amd64",
  "os": "linux",
  "config": {
    "Env": [
      "DISTTAG=f32container",
      "FGC=f32",
      "container=oci"
    ],
    "Cmd": [
      "/bin/bash"
    ],
    "Labels": {
      "license": "MIT",
      "name": "fedora",
      "vendor": "Fedora Project",
      "version": "32"
    }
  },
  "rootfs": {
    "type": "layers",
    "diff_ids": [
      "sha256:a4c0fa2b217d3fd63d51e55a6fd59432e543d499c0df2b1acd48fbe424f2ddd1"
    ]
  },
  "history": [
    {
      "created": "2020-04-29T06:48:16Z",
      "comment": "Created by Image Factory"
    }
  ]
}

Show unverifed image's digest

$ skopeo inspect docker://registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora:latest | jq '.Digest'
"sha256:655721ff613ee766a4126cb5e0d5ae81598e1b0c3bcf7017c36c4d72cb092fe9"

Copying images

skopeo can copy container images between various storage mechanisms, including:

  • Container registries

    • The Quay, Docker Hub, OpenShift, GCR, Artifactory ...
  • Container Storage backends

    • github.com/containers/storage (Backend for Podman, CRI-O, Buildah and friends)

    • Docker daemon storage

  • Local directories

  • Local OCI-layout directories

$ skopeo copy docker://quay.io/buildah/stable docker://registry.internal.company.com/buildah
$ skopeo copy oci:busybox_ocilayout:latest dir:existingemptydirectory

Deleting images

$ skopeo delete docker://localhost:5000/imagename:latest

Authenticating to a registry

Private registries with authentication

skopeo uses credentials from the --creds (for skopeo inspect|delete) or --src-creds|--dest-creds (for skopeo copy) flags, if set; otherwise it uses configuration set by skopeo login, podman login, buildah login, or docker login.

$ skopeo login --user USER docker://myregistrydomain.com:5000
Password:
$ skopeo inspect docker://myregistrydomain.com:5000/busybox
{"Tag":"latest","Digest":"sha256:473bb2189d7b913ed7187a33d11e743fdc2f88931122a44d91a301b64419f092","RepoTags":["latest"],"Comment":"","Created":"2016-01-15T18:06:41.282540103Z","ContainerConfig":{"Hostname":"aded96b43f48","Domainname":"","User":"","AttachStdin":false,"AttachStdout":false,"AttachStderr":false,"Tty":false,"OpenStdin":false,"StdinOnce":false,"Env":null,"Cmd":["/bin/sh","-c","#(nop) CMD [\"sh\"]"],"Image":"9e77fef7a1c9f989988c06620dabc4020c607885b959a2cbd7c2283c91da3e33","Volumes":null,"WorkingDir":"","Entrypoint":null,"OnBuild":null,"Labels":null},"DockerVersion":"1.8.3","Author":"","Config":{"Hostname":"aded96b43f48","Domainname":"","User":"","AttachStdin":false,"AttachStdout":false,"AttachStderr":false,"Tty":false,"OpenStdin":false,"StdinOnce":false,"Env":null,"Cmd":["sh"],"Image":"9e77fef7a1c9f989988c06620dabc4020c607885b959a2cbd7c2283c91da3e33","Volumes":null,"WorkingDir":"","Entrypoint":null,"OnBuild":null,"Labels":null},"Architecture":"amd64","Os":"linux"}
$ skopeo logout docker://myregistrydomain.com:5000

Using --creds directly

$ skopeo inspect --creds=testuser:testpassword docker://myregistrydomain.com:5000/busybox
{"Tag":"latest","Digest":"sha256:473bb2189d7b913ed7187a33d11e743fdc2f88931122a44d91a301b64419f092","RepoTags":["latest"],"Comment":"","Created":"2016-01-15T18:06:41.282540103Z","ContainerConfig":{"Hostname":"aded96b43f48","Domainname":"","User":"","AttachStdin":false,"AttachStdout":false,"AttachStderr":false,"Tty":false,"OpenStdin":false,"StdinOnce":false,"Env":null,"Cmd":["/bin/sh","-c","#(nop) CMD [\"sh\"]"],"Image":"9e77fef7a1c9f989988c06620dabc4020c607885b959a2cbd7c2283c91da3e33","Volumes":null,"WorkingDir":"","Entrypoint":null,"OnBuild":null,"Labels":null},"DockerVersion":"1.8.3","Author":"","Config":{"Hostname":"aded96b43f48","Domainname":"","User":"","AttachStdin":false,"AttachStdout":false,"AttachStderr":false,"Tty":false,"OpenStdin":false,"StdinOnce":false,"Env":null,"Cmd":["sh"],"Image":"9e77fef7a1c9f989988c06620dabc4020c607885b959a2cbd7c2283c91da3e33","Volumes":null,"WorkingDir":"","Entrypoint":null,"OnBuild":null,"Labels":null},"Architecture":"amd64","Os":"linux"}
$ skopeo copy --src-creds=testuser:testpassword docker://myregistrydomain.com:5000/private oci:local_oci_image

Obtaining skopeo

For a detailed description how to install or build skopeo, see install.md.

Contributing

Please read the contribution guide if you want to collaborate in the project.

License

skopeo is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for the full license text.