Looking to view running container information quickly? Check out the new
atomic top command!
atomic top is a new atomic sub-command that will allow you to interactively display the top process information from all of your containers running on a host. It works like the standard
top command, where it will continuously update the top processes. Under the hood,
atomic top is using Docker’s top API to gather information about a particular container. When queried, the Docker daemon uses
ps to give back results. The same thing happens with the Docker CLI.
top command allows users to display the
ps output for the main process of a given container ID or name. It’s handy because it returns information about containers running on remote daemons as well.