Is it possible to see a list of connected players in Minecraft SMP? I tried opening chat and casting /list but nothing happened. Do you have to be op to do that?


Press TAB, then you will see who is online on the server. To change the button binding for this, press ESC and go to Controls.

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    True. Of course when this question was posted this feature wasn't available. – o0'. Jul 1 '12 at 20:45
  • Playing on a Mac, this option doesn't work. – Yuuki Dec 15 '12 at 1:02
  • @Yawus actually it does for me – o0'. Jan 28 '13 at 15:48

This command is only available to ops. Only commands /kill, /me and /tell can be executed by non-ops.

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    Also, some plugins will have their own personalized commands to tell you who's online. If there's plugins in a server, the command /help should give you a list of what commands you can use, one of those is usually the "who's online" command. – Nicholas1024 May 8 '11 at 15:40
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    that is true, but he is referring to smp. which is technically vanilla minecraft, and he didnt include tags like bukkit etc – user8949 May 8 '11 at 15:48

I run a bukkit server and I let the players use the /list command. Even though you can push tab its nice to have a number and list of names right there in your chat box.

You can regulate the commands a player can use depending on the command plugin you use. I use the Essentials command pack.

  • It's also the only option if you're on the server console – Vincent Vancalbergh Jul 2 '16 at 10:12

You can bind the key in the options menu:

ESC > Options > Controls > List Players

Windows: Bind it to TAB.

Mac: Bind it to CMD.

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