doctl compute image get

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doctl compute image get <image-id|image-slug> [flags]


Use this command to get the following information about the specified image:

  • The image’s ID
  • The image’s name
  • The type of image. This is either snapshot, backup, or custom.
  • The distribution of the image. For custom images, this is user defined.
  • The image’s slug. This is a uniquely identifying string that is associated with each of the DigitalOcean-provided public images. These can be used to reference a public image as an alternative to the numeric id.
  • Whether the image is public or not. An image that is public is available to all accounts. A non-public image is only accessible from your account. This is boolean, true or false.
  • The region the image is available in. The regions are represented by their identifying slug values.
  • The image’s creation date, in ISO8601 combined date and time format.
  • The minimum Droplet disk size in GB required for a Droplet to use this image.
  • The size of the image in GB.
  • The description of the image. (optional)
  • A status string indicating the state of a custom image. This may be NEW, available, pending, or deleted.
  • A string containing information about errors that may occur when importing a custom image.


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Name, Type, Distribution, Slug, Public, MinDisk.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
Command Description
doctl compute image Display commands to manage images

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
  • 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
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--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