Getting the Tags of Docker Images on Docker Hub

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Found a really useful little script that lets you quickly look up the available tags of any Docker image available on the Docker Hub. This comes in really handy because docker search will tell you the name of an image and a description, but doesn’t give you the available tags.

if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
cat << HELP
dtags -- list all tags for a Docker image on a remote registry.EXAMPLE:
- list all tags for ubuntu:
dockertags ubuntu
- list all php tags containing apache:
dockertags php apache
raw_tags=`wget -q $source -O -`
sed_tags=`echo $raw_tags | sed -e 's/[][]//g' -e 's/"//g' -e 's/ //g'`
tags=`echo $sed_tags | tr '}' '\n' | awk -F: '{print $3}'`
if [ -n "$2" ]; then
tags=` echo "${tags}" | grep "$2" `
echo "${tags}"


Originally published on April 20, 2018.

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