Work with remote images registries - retrieving information, images, signing content (by containers)

Skopeo Alternatives

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skopeo reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of skopeo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-09.
  • A better, faster approach to downloading docker images without docker-pull: Skopeo
    1 project | | 29 Dec 2023
    I decided to go searching for an alternative means to pull a docker image. In my search I discovered Skopeo, an alternative method to download Docker images that proved to be surprisingly effective. It not only downloaded the image faster, it also allowed me to save my image in a tar file, which means you can pull an image on one system and share that image to another system, loading it easily to docker instance on that system. This can be very beneficial if you have multiple systems and don't want to download an image multiple times.
  • [OC] Update: dockcheck - Checking updates for docker images without pulling - automatically update containers by choice.
    7 projects | /r/homelab | 9 Feb 2023
    But I'd suggest looking into if it's solved by other tools already, like regclient/regclient and their regsync features or something like containers/skopeo.
  • Wrapping Go CLI tools in another CLI?
    1 project | /r/golang | 3 Feb 2023
    Have a use case where we have a CLI (built with cobra) for our dev teams which can execute common tasks. One of those tasks we want to implement is to copy docker images from the internet to our internal registry. A tool such as skopeo can do this and much more. Instead of essentially re-writing the functionality directly into our CLI we'd like to embed it. This would also negate the need for the dev teams to manage multiple CLI tools.
  • Rails on Docker · Fly
    16 projects | | 26 Jan 2023
    Self hoisting here, I put this together to make it easier to generate single (extra) layer docker images without needing a docker agent, capabilities, chroot, etc:

    Caveat: it doesn't work on They seem to be having some issue with OCI manifests: . They're also having issues with new docker versions pushing from CI: ... the timing of this post seems weird.

    FWIW the article says

    > create a Docker image, also known as an OCI image

    I don't think this is quite right. From my investigation, Docker and OCI images are basically content addressed trees, starting with a root manifest that points to other files and their hashes (root -> images -> layers -> layer configs + files). The OCI manifests and configs are separate to Docker manifests and configs and basically Docker will support both side by side.

  • How are you building docker images for Apple M1?
    1 project | /r/devops | 19 Oct 2022
    skopeo is another tool worth looking into. we've started deploying amd and arm nodes into our k8s clusters, and this tool was incredibly easy to build around for getting multi-arch images into our container registry.
  • Get list of image architectures
    1 project | /r/docker | 1 Oct 2022
    I would use skopeo, the tool is quite handy for working with remote images.
  • Implement DevSecOps to Secure your CI/CD pipeline
    54 projects | | 27 Sep 2022
    Using distroless images not only reduces the size of the container image it also reduces the surface attack. The need for container image signing is because even with the distroless images there is a chance of facing some security threats such as receiving a malicious image. We can use cosign or skopeo for container signing and verifying. You can read more about securing containers with Cosign and Distroless Images in this blog.
  • ImagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent - (image doesn’t exist in repo) - Is it possible to pull the micro service image from an EKS node and then push to repo?
    3 projects | /r/kubernetes | 13 Sep 2022
    Look at using tools like skopeo or crane
  • Monitoring image updates when not using :latest!
    4 projects | /r/docker | 4 Aug 2022
    You could try some commandline tool like skopeo to fetch the image tags regularly and do some shell magic to notify you on any change you want
  • Containers without Docker (podman, buildah, and skopeo)
    5 projects | | 19 Jul 2022
    This is what Podman, an open-source daemonless and rootless container engine, was developed with in mind. Podman runs using the runC container runtime process, directly on the Linux kernel, and launches containers and pods as child processes. In addition, it was developed for the Docker developer, with most commands and syntax seamlessly mirroring Docker's. Buildah, an image builder, and Skopeo, the image utility tool, are both complimentary to Podman as well, and extend the range of operations able to be performed.
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containers/skopeo is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of skopeo is Go.

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