Tag, push, and pull your image

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In this section, you tag and push your docker-whale image to your newly created repository. When you are done, you test the repository by pulling your new image.

Step 1: Tag and push the image

If you don’t already have a terminal open, open one now:

  1. Go back to your command line terminal.

  2. At the prompt, type docker images to list the images you currently have:

     $ docker images
     REPOSITORY           TAG          IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
     docker-whale         latest       7d9495d03763        38 minutes ago      273.7 MB
     <none>               <none>       5dac217f722c        45 minutes ago      273.7 MB
     docker/whalesay      latest       fb434121fc77        4 hours ago         247 MB
     hello-world          latest       91c95931e552        5 weeks ago         910 B
    
  3. Find the IMAGE ID for your docker-whale image.

In this example, the id is 7d9495d03763.
 Notice that currently, the `REPOSITORY` shows the repo name `docker-whale`
 but not the namespace. You need to include the `namespace` for Docker Hub to
 associate it with your account. The `namespace` is the same as your Docker
 Hub account name. You need to rename the image to
 `YOUR_DOCKERHUB_NAME/docker-whale`.
  1. Use IMAGE ID and the docker tag command to tag your docker-whale image.

    The command you type looks like this:

    Docker tag command

    Of course, your account name will be your own. So, you type the command with your image’s ID and your account name and press RETURN.

     $ docker tag 7d9495d03763 maryatdocker/docker-whale:latest
    
  2. Type the docker images command again to see your newly tagged image.

     $ docker images
     REPOSITORY                  TAG       IMAGE ID        CREATED          SIZE
     maryatdocker/docker-whale   latest    7d9495d03763    5 minutes ago    273.7 MB
     docker-whale                latest    7d9495d03763    2 hours ago      273.7 MB
     <none>                      <none>    5dac217f722c    5 hours ago      273.7 MB
     docker/whalesay             latest    fb434121fc77    5 hours ago      247 MB
     hello-world                 latest    91c95931e552    5 weeks ago      910 B
    
  3. Use the docker login command to log into the Docker Hub from the command line.

    The format for the login command is:

     docker login
    

    When prompted, enter your password and press enter. So, for example:

     $ docker login
     Login with your Docker ID to push and pull images from Docker Hub. If you don't have a Docker ID, head over to https://hub.docker.com to create one.
     Username:
     Password:
     Login Succeeded
    
  4. Type the docker push command to push your image to your new repository.

     $ docker push maryatdocker/docker-whale
         The push refers to a repository [maryatdocker/docker-whale] (len: 1)
         7d9495d03763: Image already exists
         c81071adeeb5: Image successfully pushed
         eb06e47a01d2: Image successfully pushed
         fb434121fc77: Image successfully pushed
         5d5bd9951e26: Image successfully pushed
         99da72cfe067: Image successfully pushed
         1722f41ddcb5: Image successfully pushed
         5b74edbcaa5b: Image successfully pushed
         676c4a1897e6: Image successfully pushed
         07f8e8c5e660: Image successfully pushed
         37bea4ee0c81: Image successfully pushed
         a82efea989f9: Image successfully pushed
         e9e06b06e14c: Image successfully pushed
         Digest: sha256:ad89e88beb7dc73bf55d456e2c600e0a39dd6c9500d7cd8d1025626c4b985011
    
  5. Return to your profile on Docker Hub to see your new image.

Docker tag command

Step 2: Pull your new image

In this last section, you’ll pull the image you just pushed to hub. Before you do that though, you’ll need to remove the original image from your local machine. If you left the original image on your machine, Docker would not pull from the hub — why would it? The two images are identical.

  1. Make sure Docker is running, and open a command line terminal.

  2. At the prompt, type docker images to list the images you currently have on your local machine.

     $ docker images
     REPOSITORY                  TAG       IMAGE ID        CREATED          SIZE
     maryatdocker/docker-whale   latest    7d9495d03763    5 minutes ago    273.7 MB
     docker-whale                latest    7d9495d03763    2 hours ago      273.7 MB
     <none>                      <none>    5dac217f722c    5 hours ago      273.7 MB
     docker/whalesay             latest    fb434121fc77    5 hours ago      247 MB
     hello-world                 latest    91c95931e552    5 weeks ago      910 B
    

    To make a good test, you need to remove the maryatdocker/docker-whale and docker-whale images from your local system. Removing them forces the next docker pull to get the image from your repository.

  3. Use the docker rmi to remove the maryatdocker/docker-whale and docker-whale images.

    You can use an ID or the name to remove an image.

     $ docker rmi -f 7d9495d03763
     $ docker rmi -f docker-whale
    
  4. Pull and load a new image from your repository using the docker run command.

    The command you type should include your username from Docker Hub.

      docker run yourusername/docker-whale
    

    Since the image is no longer available on your local system, Docker downloads it.

     $ docker run maryatdocker/docker-whale
     Unable to find image 'maryatdocker/docker-whale:latest' locally
     latest: Pulling from maryatdocker/docker-whale
     eb06e47a01d2: Pull complete
     c81071adeeb5: Pull complete
     7d9495d03763: Already exists
     e9e06b06e14c: Already exists
     a82efea989f9: Already exists
     37bea4ee0c81: Already exists
     07f8e8c5e660: Already exists
     676c4a1897e6: Already exists
     5b74edbcaa5b: Already exists
     1722f41ddcb5: Already exists
     99da72cfe067: Already exists
     5d5bd9951e26: Already exists
     fb434121fc77: Already exists
     Digest: sha256:ad89e88beb7dc73bf55d456e2c600e0a39dd6c9500d7cd8d1025626c4b985011
     Status: Downloaded newer image for maryatdocker/docker-whale:latest
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Where to go next

You’ve done a lot, you’ve done all of the following fundamental Docker tasks.

  • installed Docker
  • run a software image in a container
  • located an interesting image on Docker Hub
  • run the image on your own machine
  • modified an image to create your own and run it
  • create a Docker Hub account and repository
  • pushed your image to Docker Hub for others to share

You’ve only scratched the surface of what Docker can do. Go to the next page to learn more.

 

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