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Docker 🐋 quick guide

Posted on 18 Oct, 2020
  1. 1.
    Remove docker image.
    docker rmi <img-id>
  2. 2.
    Remove docker container.
    docker rm <container-id>
  3. 3.
    Build a docker image with a name.
    docker build -f <dockerfile-path> -t name .
  4. 4.
    Run a container.
    docker run -p 3000:3000 <container-id>
  5. 5.
    Stop a container.
    docker stop <container-id>
  6. 6.
    Run a container in detach mode (run in background).
    docker run -d <container-id>
    For the love of God always add a -d while running a container. Speaking this from experience.
    If you don't run in detach mode, you won't be able to Ctrl+C (or exit), instead use Ctrl+PC (yes the P key and C key).
  7. 7.
    List docker volumes.
    docker volume ls
  8. 8.
    Remove docker volume.
    docker volume rm <volume-name>
  9. 9.
    Check port mapping.
    docker port <name>
  10. 10.
    Starting a docker container
    docker start <container>
    The first two letters of CONTAINER_ID can be provided as an argument too.
  11. 11.
    Run a command inside container.
    docker container exec <CONTAINER> ls -la
  12. 12.
    Check history of an image.
    docker history <IMAGE>
  13. 13.
    Connect to local port inside container.
    docker run -d --network=host --add-host=host.docker.internal:

Docker Compose

Tip: Alias docker-compose to an alias like dc to make your life better
  1. 1.
    Build and run containers.
    docker-compose up --build
  2. 2.
    Start compose in detached mode
    docker-compose up -d
  3. 3.
    Stop containers.
    docker-compose stop
  4. 4.
    Check logs/console messages.
    docker-compose logs <image name>
    # or better use docker
    docker logs -f <image name>
    To clear log output, use cmd + k, or ctrl + k
  5. 5.
    List all containers.
    docker-compose ps

Docker Quick Steals

  1. 1.
    Run a postgres container.
    docker run --name postgres --rm -p 5438:5432 -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=pass -e POSTGRES_DB=test -d postgres
    Get psql using
    docker container exec -it postgres psql -U postgres -d test