Return a List of All Indexes¶
When performing maintenance you may want to check which indexes exist on a collection. Every index on a collection has a corresponding document in the system.indexes collection, and you can use standard queries (i.e. find()) to list the indexes, or in the mongo shell, the getIndexes() method to return a list of the indexes on a collection, as in the following examples.
List all Indexes on a Collection¶
For example, to view all indexes on the people collection: