Dive – Tool for Exploring Each Layer in a Docker Image

Dive is a tool for exploring a docker image, layer contents, and discovering ways to shrink the size of your Docker/OCI image. to analyze a Docker image simply run dive with an image tag/id/digest.

Dive - Tool for Exploring Each Layer in a Docker Image
Dive – Tool for Exploring Each Layer in a Docker Image

Some of the basic features:

  • Show Docker image contents broken down by layer – As you select a layer on the left, you are shown the contents of that layer combined with all previous layers on the right. Also, you can fully explore the file tree with the arrow keys.
  • Indicate what’s changed in each layer – Files that have changed, been modified, added, or removed are indicated in the file tree. This can be adjusted to show changes for a specific layer, or aggregated changes up to this layer.
  • Estimate “image efficiency” – The lower left pane shows basic layer info and an experimental metric that will guess how much wasted space your image contains. This might be from duplicating files across layers, moving files across layers, or not fully removing files. Both a percentage “score” and total wasted file space is provided.
  • Quick build/analysis cycles – You can build a Docker image and do an immediate analysis with one command: dive build -t some-tag . You only need to replace your docker build command with the same dive build command.
  • CI Integration – Analyze and image and get a pass/fail result based on the image efficiency and wasted space. Simply set CI=true in the environment when invoking any valid dive command.
  • Multiple Image Sources and Container Engines Supported

You can read more and download this tool over here: https://github.com/wagoodman/dive

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