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exp list

Aliased to dvc exp ls.

List experiments in a DVC repository (remote or local).


usage: dvc exp list [-h] [-q | -v] [-A] [--rev <commit>]
                    [-n <num>] [--name-only]

positional arguments:
  git_remote    Optional Git remote name or Git URL


Prints a list of experiments found in the current repository, and the branch/tag or commit they're based on. This is similar to dvc exp show --no-pager, but limited to experiment names and with very simple formatting. See also dvc exp run.

If a working git_remote name (e.g. origin) or Git URL is provided, lists experiments in that repository instead (if any).

Note that this utility doesn't require an existing DVC project to run from when a git_remote URL is given.

Only experiments derived from the HEAD commit are listed by default (see the options below).


  • --rev <commit> - list experiments derived from the specified <commit> as baseline (HEAD by default).

  • -n <num>, --num <num> - list experiments from the last num commits (first parents) starting from the --rev baseline. Give a negative value to include all first-parent commits (similar to git log -n).

  • -A, --all-commits - list all experiments in the repository (overrides --rev and --num).

  • --name-only - print only the names of the experiments without their parent Git commit.

  • -h, --help - shows the help message and exit.

  • -q, --quiet - do not write anything to standard output. Exit with 0 if no problems arise, otherwise 1.

  • -v, --verbose - displays detailed tracing information from executing the dvc pull command.


This example is based on our Get Started, where you can find the actual source code.

Let's say we have run 3 experiments in our project. You can quickly list the available experiments with this command:

$ dvc exp list --all-commits
    60b225a [bally-gude]
    b485671 [gluey-leak]
    5f30433 [lurid-lair]

Contrast this with the full table displayed by dvc exp show.

You can also list experiments in any DVC repo with dvc exp list:

$ dvc exp list --all-commits git@github.com:iterative/example-get-started.git

We can see that two experiments are available in (the DVC repo).

If we're currently in a local clone of the repo, we can also use Git remote name instead:

$ git remote -v
origin  git@github.com:iterative/example-get-started.git
$ dvc exp list --all-commits origin

And in this context, dvc exp pull can download the experiments if needed, as dvc exp push can upload any local ones we wish to share.


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