I frequently need to check the
id of a particular Droplet image (or in AWS parlance, an AMI) that I can use to launch new DigitalOcean droplets via Ansible. And seeing as tonight I had to search for 'how to get a list of all DigitalOcean images' about the hundredth time, I figured I'd publish this in a blog post so I can find it more easily in the future.
Without further ado:
curl -X GET --silent "https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/images?per_page=999" -H "Authorization: Bearer $DO_API_TOKEN"
This assumes you have
exported a valid
$DO_API_TOKEN previously. If not, just paste your DigitalOcean API token in place of
$DO_API_TOKEN, and then run the command.
It dumps out a ton of JSON, so you can either paste it through something like http://jsonprettyprint.com, or try reading it in all it's unformatted glory. And if the latter, are you a robot?
Bonus trick: If you're on a Mac, you can add
| pbcopy to the end of that command to have the output stuck into your clipboard, for easy pasting. Or no matter where you are, if you have
jq installed, you can add
| jq '.' to the end to get it pretty-printed in your console.