LXC-INFO(1)                                                      LXC-INFO(1)

NAME         top

       lxc-info - query information about a container

SYNOPSIS         top

       lxc-info -n name [ -c KEY ]  [ -s ]  [ -p ]  [ -i ]  [ -S ]  [ -H ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       lxc-info queries and shows information about a container.

OPTIONS         top

       -c, --config KEY
              Print a configuration key from the container. This option may
              be given multiple times to print out multiple key = value

       -s, --state
              Just print the container's state.

       -p, --pid
              Just print the container's pid.

       -i, --ips
              Just print the container's IP addresses.

       -S, --stats
              Just print the container's statistics.  Note that for
              performance reasons the kernel does not account kernel memory
              use unless a kernel memory limit is set. If a limit is not
              set, lxc-info will display kernel memory use as 0. A limit can
              be set by specifying

                          lxc.cgroup.memory.kmem.limit_in_bytes = number

              in your container configuration file, see lxc.conf(5).

       -H, --no-humanize
              Print the container's statistics in raw, non-humanized form.
              The default is to print statistics in humanized form.

COMMON OPTIONS         top

       These options are common to most of lxc commands.

       -?, -h, --help
              Print a longer usage message than normal.

              Give the usage message

       -q, --quiet
              mute on

       -P, --lxcpath=PATH
              Use an alternate container path. The default is

       -o, --logfile=FILE
              Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.

       -l, --logpriority=LEVEL
              Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR.
              Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO,

              Note that this option is setting the priority of the events
              log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the
              ERROR events log on stderr.

       -n, --name=NAME
              Use container identifier NAME.  The container identifier
              format is an alphanumeric string.

              Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization
              and isolation functionalities for the container.

              This configuration file if present will be used even if there
              is already a configuration file present in the previously
              created container (via lxc-create).

              Show the version number.

EXAMPLES         top

       lxc-info -n foo
              Show information for foo.

       lxc-info -n 'ubuntu.*'
              Show information for all containers whose name starts with

       lxc-info -n foo -c
              prints the veth pair name of foo.

SEE ALSO         top

       lxc(7), lxc-create(1), lxc-copy(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1),
       lxc-stop(1), lxc-execute(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1),
       lxc-wait(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-info(1), lxc-freeze(1),
       lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)

AUTHOR         top

       Stéphane Graber <>

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the lxc (Linux containers) project.  Information
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                                 2018-02-02                      LXC-INFO(1)

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