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docker-latest: Docker image and container command line interface

NAME

docker - Docker image and container command line interface

SYNOPSIS

docker [OPTIONS] COMMAND [arg...]

docker daemon [--help|...]

docker [--help|-v|--version]

DESCRIPTION

is a client for interacting with the daemon (see dockerd(8)) through the CLI.

The Docker CLI has over 30 commands. The commands are listed below and each has its own man page which explain usage and arguments.

To see the man page for a command run man docker <command>.

OPTIONS

--help
  Print usage statement

--config=""
  Specifies the location of the Docker client configuration files. The default is '~/.docker'.

-D, --debug=true|false
  Enable debug mode. Default is false.

-H, --host=[unix:///var/run/docker.sock]: tcp://[host]:[port][path] to bind or unix://[/path/to/socket] to use.
  The socket(s) to bind to in daemon mode specified using one or more
  tcp://host:port/path, unix:///path/to/socket, fd://* or fd://socketfd.
  If the tcp port is not specified, then it will default to either 2375 when
  --tls is off, or 2376 when --tls is on, or --tlsverify is specified.

-l, --log-level="debug|info|warn|error|fatal"
  Set the logging level. Default is info.

--tls=true|false
  Use TLS; implied by --tlsverify. Default is false.

--tlscacert=~/.docker/ca.pem
  Trust certs signed only by this CA.

--tlscert=~/.docker/cert.pem
  Path to TLS certificate file.

--tlskey=~/.docker/key.pem
  Path to TLS key file.

--tlsverify=true|false
  Use TLS and verify the remote (daemon: verify client, client: verify daemon).
  Default is false.

-v, --version=true|false
  Print version information and quit. Default is false.

COMMANDS

attach
  Attach to a running container
  See docker-attach(1) for full documentation on the attach command.

build
  Build an image from a Dockerfile
  See docker-build(1) for full documentation on the build command.

commit
  Create a new image from a container's changes
  See docker-commit(1) for full documentation on the commit command.

cp
  Copy files/folders between a container and the local filesystem
  See docker-cp(1) for full documentation on the cp command.

create
  Create a new container
  See docker-create(1) for full documentation on the create command.

diff
  Inspect changes on a container's filesystem
  See docker-diff(1) for full documentation on the diff command.

events
  Get real time events from the server
  See docker-events(1) for full documentation on the events command.

exec
  Run a command in a running container
  See docker-exec(1) for full documentation on the exec command.

export
  Stream the contents of a container as a tar archive
  See docker-export(1) for full documentation on the export command.

history
  Show the history of an image
  See docker-history(1) for full documentation on the history command.

images
  List images
  See docker-images(1) for full documentation on the images command.

import
  Create a new filesystem image from the contents of a tarball
  See docker-import(1) for full documentation on the import command.

info
  Display system-wide information
  See docker-info(1) for full documentation on the info command.

inspect
  Return low-level information on a container or image
  See docker-inspect(1) for full documentation on the inspect command.

kill
  Kill a running container (which includes the wrapper process and everything inside it)
  See docker-kill(1) for full documentation on the kill command.

load
  Load an image from a tar archive
  See docker-load(1) for full documentation on the load command.

login
  Log in to a Docker Registry
  See docker-login(1) for full documentation on the login command.

logout
  Log the user out of a Docker Registry
  See docker-logout(1) for full documentation on the logout command.

logs
  Fetch the logs of a container
  See docker-logs(1) for full documentation on the logs command.

pause
  Pause all processes within a container
  See docker-pause(1) for full documentation on the pause command.

port
  Lookup the public-facing port which is NAT-ed to PRIVATE_PORT
  See docker-port(1) for full documentation on the port command.

ps
  List containers
  See docker-ps(1) for full documentation on the ps command.

pull
  Pull an image or a repository from a Docker Registry
  See docker-pull(1) for full documentation on the pull command.

push
  Push an image or a repository to a Docker Registry
  See docker-push(1) for full documentation on the push command.

rename
  Rename a container.
  See docker-rename(1) for full documentation on the rename command.

restart
  Restart a container
  See docker-restart(1) for full documentation on the restart command.

rm
  Remove one or more containers
  See docker-rm(1) for full documentation on the rm command.

rmi
  Remove one or more images
  See docker-rmi(1) for full documentation on the rmi command.

run
  Run a command in a new container
  See docker-run(1) for full documentation on the run command.

save
  Save an image to a tar archive
  See docker-save(1) for full documentation on the save command.

search
  Search for an image in the Docker index
  See docker-search(1) for full documentation on the search command.

start
  Start a container
  See docker-start(1) for full documentation on the start command.

stats
  Display a live stream of one or more containers' resource usage statistics
  See docker-stats(1) for full documentation on the stats command.

stop
  Stop a container
  See docker-stop(1) for full documentation on the stop command.

tag
  Tag an image into a repository
  See docker-tag(1) for full documentation on the tag command.

top
  Lookup the running processes of a container
  See docker-top(1) for full documentation on the top command.

unpause
  Unpause all processes within a container
  See docker-unpause(1) for full documentation on the unpause command.

version
  Show the Docker version information
  See docker-version(1) for full documentation on the version command.

wait
  Block until a container stops, then print its exit code
  See docker-wait(1) for full documentation on the wait command.

RUNTIME EXECUTION OPTIONS

Use the --exec-opt flags to specify options to the execution driver. The following options are available:

native.cgroupdriver

Specifies the management of the container's cgroups. You can specify cgroupfs or systemd. If you specify systemd and it is not available, the system errors out.

Client

For specific client examples please see the man page for the specific Docker command. For example:

man docker-run

HISTORY

April 2014, Originally compiled by William Henry (whenry at redhat dot com) based on docker.com source material and internal work.