Docker – Part 2 – No Diving – Just Dockerizing

The force :
Docker allows you to run applications inside containers.
Running an application inside a container takes a single command:
$ docker run

A first exercice will

launch a bash commande line  (/bin/echo ‘hello dockerworld’)
on a linux ubuntu image (ubuntu:14.04)
inside our in a container (docker run)

$ docker run ubuntu:14.04 /bin/echo 'Hello world'

During this execution, Docker will look for the ubuntu:14.04 image in your Docker host.

If Docker doesn’t find it, he looks for it on the public part of  Docker Hub and download it in your Docker host.

To learn more about docker images : see the post about Managing Docker Images

As soon as the command echo ended, the docker container stop.

A second exercice will

launch a bash session

let the container alive until you quit the bash

$ docker run -t -i ubuntu:14.04 /bin/bash

you can try somme commands : pwd, ls, ..etc

until you exscute exit commande line , you will use the session on the docker container


A third exercice will

launch a container as a deamon (which we ll be more helpful !!)

present you « container ID »

show you the docker ps command to show the containers who are running

show you the docker logs command to show what happen inside a container

$ docker run -d ubuntu:14.04 /bin/sh -c "while true; do echo hello world; sleep 1; done"

this will give you a container id which is a unique identifier of your container

$ docker ps

this will show all the running containers and give you


the NAME is automatically given by docker command. it will help you to work on your container

exemple :

$ docker logs xxxxxxxxxx  

where xxxxxxxxxx is your CONTAINER NAME

This will give the standard output of your container

hello world
hello world
hello world
hello world

To stop the container : $ docker stop xxxxxxxxxxxx

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