Snyk Documentation

CLI—test your container

With Snyk, you can test, monitor and protect your container images directly from the CLI as follows:

  • To test for vulnerabilities and to receive relevant vulnerability details:
    Run snyk test --docker myapp:mytag.
    For example, from the CLI enter the following:
    snyk test --docker ubuntu:latest
  • To test the image for vulnerabilities, to receive vulnerability details, and to receive base image remediation advice for your Dockerfile, from the CLI only:
    Run snyk test --docker myapp:mytag --file=path/to/Dockerfile.
    For example, from the CLI enter the following:
    snyk test --docker ubuntu:latest --file=Dockerfile
  • To test the image for vulnerabilities, to receive vulnerability details, to receive base image remediation advice for your Dockerfile, and to also import a snapshot to Snyk UI for continuous monitoring:
    Run snyk monitor --docker myapp:mytag --file=path/to/Dockerfile.
  • For example, from the CLI enter the following:
    snyk monitor --docker ubuntu:latest --file=Dockerfile