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Edge only: This is the CLI reference for Docker CE Edge versions. Some of these options may not be available to Docker CE stable or Docker EE. You can view the stable version of this CLI reference or learn about Docker CE Edge.


The base command for the Docker CLI.

Child commands

docker attachAttach local standard input, output, and error streams to a running container
docker buildBuild an image from a Dockerfile
docker checkpointManage checkpoints
docker commitCreate a new image from a container’s changes
docker containerManage containers
docker cpCopy files/folders between a container and the local filesystem
docker createCreate a new container
docker deployDeploy a new stack or update an existing stack
docker diffInspect changes to files or directories on a container’s filesystem
docker eventsGet real time events from the server
docker execRun a command in a running container
docker exportExport a container’s filesystem as a tar archive
docker historyShow the history of an image
docker imageManage images
docker imagesList images
docker importImport the contents from a tarball to create a filesystem image
docker infoDisplay system-wide information
docker inspectReturn low-level information on Docker objects
docker killKill one or more running containers
docker loadLoad an image from a tar archive or STDIN
docker loginLog in to a Docker registry
docker logoutLog out from a Docker registry
docker logsFetch the logs of a container
docker networkManage networks
docker nodeManage Swarm nodes
docker pausePause all processes within one or more containers
docker pluginManage plugins
docker portList port mappings or a specific mapping for the container
docker psList containers
docker pullPull an image or a repository from a registry
docker pushPush an image or a repository to a registry
docker renameRename a container
docker restartRestart one or more containers
docker rmRemove one or more containers
docker rmiRemove one or more images
docker runRun a command in a new container
docker saveSave one or more images to a tar archive (streamed to STDOUT by default)
docker searchSearch the Docker Hub for images
docker secretManage Docker secrets
docker serviceManage services
docker stackManage Docker stacks
docker startStart one or more stopped containers
docker statsDisplay a live stream of container(s) resource usage statistics
docker stopStop one or more running containers
docker swarmManage Swarm
docker systemManage Docker
docker tagCreate a tag TARGET_IMAGE that refers to SOURCE_IMAGE
docker topDisplay the running processes of a container
docker unpauseUnpause all processes within one or more containers
docker updateUpdate configuration of one or more containers
docker versionShow the Docker version information
docker volumeManage volumes
docker waitBlock until one or more containers stop, then print their exit codes

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