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0001 Jun 1
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Docker CLI

docker build -t friendlyname .  # Create image using this directory's Dockerfile
docker run -p 4000:80 friendlyname  # Run "friendlyname" mapping port 4000 to 80
docker run -d -p 4000:80 friendlyname         # Same thing, but in detached mode
docker ps                                 # See a list of all running containers
docker stop <hash>                     # Gracefully stop the specified container
docker ps -a           # See a list of all containers, even the ones not running
docker kill <hash>                   # Force shutdown of the specified container
docker rm <hash>              # Remove the specified container from this machine
docker rm $(docker ps -a -q)           # Remove all containers from this machine
docker images -a                               # Show all images on this machine
docker rmi <imagename>            # Remove the specified image from this machine
docker rmi $(docker images -q)             # Remove all images from this machine
docker login             # Log in this CLI session using your Docker credentials
docker tag <image> username/repository:tag  # Tag <image> for upload to registry
docker push username/repository:tag            # Upload tagged image to registry
docker run username/repository:tag                   # Run image from a registry`
docker stack ls              # List all running applications on this Docker host
docker stack deploy -c <composefile> <appname>  # Run the specified Compose file
docker stack services <appname>       # List the services associated with an app
docker stack ps <appname>   # List the running containers associated with an app
docker stack rm <appname>                             # Tear down an application
docker-machine create --driver virtualbox myvm1 # Create a VM (Mac, Win7, Linux)
docker-machine create -d hyperv --hyperv-virtual-switch "myswitch" myvm1 # Win10
docker-machine env myvm1                # View basic information about your node
docker-machine ssh myvm1 "docker node ls"         # List the nodes in your swarm
docker-machine ssh myvm1 "docker node inspect <node ID>"        # Inspect a node
docker-machine ssh myvm1 "docker swarm join-token -q worker"   # View join token
docker-machine ssh myvm1   # Open an SSH session with the VM; type "exit" to end
docker-machine ssh myvm2 "docker swarm leave"  # Make the worker leave the swarm
docker-machine ssh myvm1 "docker swarm leave -f" # Make master leave, kill swarm
docker-machine start myvm1            # Start a VM that is currently not running
docker-machine stop $(docker-machine ls -q)               # Stop all running VMs
docker-machine rm $(docker-machine ls -q) # Delete all VMs and their disk images
docker-machine scp docker-compose.yml myvm1:~     # Copy file to node's home dir
docker-machine ssh myvm1 "docker stack deploy -c <file> <app>"   # Deploy an app




  • Google’s Go Language
  • Uses cgroup & namespace w/ Linux kernel
  • AUFS union filesystem
  • lxc underneath


sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 36A1D7869245C8950F966E92D8576A8BA88D21E9
sudo sh -c "echo deb docker main\
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lxc-docker


sudo docker run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash

daemon mode

sudo <path to>/docker -d &

download a prebuilt image

sudo docker pull ubuntu

Interactive Shell

sudo docker run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash

Disconnect without exiting with

Ctrl-p + Ctrl-q


sudo docker ps
sudo docker search …
sudo docker version
sudo docker pull


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