Docker commands

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications, whether on laptops, data center VMs, or the cloud.

This article explains the list of docker commands.

attach Attach to a running container

build Build an image from a Dockerfile

commit Create a new image from a container's changes

cp Copy files/folders between a container and the local filesystem

create Create a new container

diff Inspect changes on a container's filesystem

events Get real time events from the server

exec Run a command in a running container

export Export a container's filesystem as a tar archive

history Show the history of an image

images List images

import Import the contents from a tarball to create a filesystem image

info Display system-wide information

inspect Return low-level information on a container or image

kill Kill a running container

load Load an image from a tar archive or STDIN

login Log in to a Docker registry

logout Log out from a Docker registry

logs Fetch the logs of a container

network Manage Docker networks

pause Pause all processes within a container

port List port mappings or a specific mapping for the CONTAINER

ps List containers

pull Pull an image or a repository from a registry

push Push an image or a repository to a registry

rename Rename a container

restart Restart a container

rm Remove one or more containers

rmi Remove one or more images

run Run a command in a new container

save Save one or more images to a tar archive

search Search the Docker Hub for images

start Start one or more stopped containers

stats Display a live stream of container(s) resource usage statistics

stop Stop a running container

tag Tag an image into a repository

top Display the running processes of a container

unpause Unpause all processes within a container

update Update configuration of one or more containers

version Show the Docker version information

volume Manage Docker volumes

wait Block until a container stops, then print its exit code


To view the switches available to a specific command,

#docker docker-subcommand --help


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