docker buildx use


Set the current builder instance


$ docker buildx use [OPTIONS] NAME

Extended description

Switches the current builder instance. Build commands invoked after this command will run on a specified builder. Alternatively, a context name can be used to switch to the default builder of that context.


Name, shorthand Default Description
--default Set builder as default for current context
--global Builder persists context changes
--builder Override the configured builder instance

Parent command

Command Description
docker buildx Build with BuildKit
Command Description
docker buildx bake Build from a file
docker buildx build Start a build
docker buildx create Create a new builder instance
docker buildx du Disk usage
docker buildx imagetools Commands to work on images in registry
docker buildx inspect Inspect current builder instance
docker buildx ls List builder instances
docker buildx prune Remove build cache
docker buildx rm Remove a builder instance
docker buildx stop Stop builder instance
docker buildx use Set the current builder instance
docker buildx version Show buildx version information