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sen: terminal user interface for docker engine


sen enables you to manage your containers and images interactively directly from command line. Interface is similar to htop, alot or tig.


Current status

Detailed Description


  • it can interactively manage your containers and images:
    • manage? start, stop, restart, kill, delete,...
  • you are able to inspect containers and images
  • sen can fetch logs of containers and even stream logs real-time
  • all buffers support searching and filtering
  • sen receives real-time updates from docker when anything changes
    • e.g. if you create a container in another terminal, sen will pick it up
  • sen notifies you whenever something happens (and reports slow queries)
  • supports a lot of vim-like keybindings (j, k, gg, /, ...)


Benefit to Fedora

Fedora will be probably the first distribution having sen natively packaged. Benefit is the possibility to manage containers and images interactively instead of manual docker cli usage.


  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

$ sudo dnf install sen
$ sudo systemctl start docker
$ sen

User Experience

$ docker ps
$ docker images
$ docker inspect
$ docker logs


$ sen
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N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? No



Release Notes