Recently I wrote a blog article that touches on a few podman (and
buildah) commands which are bound to catch people off-guard:
Unfortunately the reason for the "Ugh! What? Really?" of 'rm' and
is "maintaining compatibility" - hence, unlikely to change. See
So my thinking was, if we can't change the CLI can we make the feedback
to users better? At least then, people would be alerted when it comes
to surprising 'rm'/'push' behavior. For example:
$ podman images
REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED SIZE
docker.io/library/redis latest 7faaec683238 7 days 116 MB
34 191682d67252 2 weeks 184 MB
ex.co/foo/bar latest [M]123456576b54 1 second 123 GB
reg.acc.red.c/ubi8-init latest 670b0e87da3c 4 weeks 251 MB
quay.io/libpod/alpine latest 961769676411 2 years 5.85 MB
Indicating 'ex.co/foo/bar' is a manifest list not a regular image, and
so needs special handling by the user. Alternatively it could be it's
own column. I was just wanted to be sensitive to anyone who may be
scraping the space-separated data for some purpose.
What are your opinions/concerns/alternatives for something like this?
Chris Evich (he/him), RHCA III
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
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