doctl compute image

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Description

The sub-commands of doctl compute image manage images. A DigitalOcean image can be used to create a Droplet.

Currently, there are five types of images: snapshots, backups, custom images, distributions, and One-Click Apps.

  • Snapshots provide a full copy of an existing Droplet instance taken on demand.
  • Backups are similar to snapshots but are created automatically at regular intervals when enabled for a Droplet.
  • Custom images are Linux-based virtual machine images that you may upload for use on DigitalOcean. These can be in one of the following formats: raw, qcow2, vhdx, vdi, or vmdk.
  • Distributions are the public Linux distributions that are available to be used as a base to create Droplets.
  • Applications, or One-Click Apps, are distributions pre-configured with additional software.

Flags

Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
Command Description
doctl compute Display commands that manage infrastructure
doctl compute image create Create custom image
doctl compute image delete Permanently delete an image from your account
doctl compute image get Retrieve information about an image
doctl compute image list List images on your account
doctl compute image list-application List available One-Click Apps
doctl compute image list-distribution List available distribution images
doctl compute image list-user List user-created images
doctl compute image update Update an image's metadata

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
Default:
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false