docker container create

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Description

Create a new container

Usage

docker container create [OPTIONS] IMAGE [COMMAND] [ARG...]

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--add-host   Add a custom host-to-IP mapping (host:ip)
--attach, -a   Attach to STDIN, STDOUT or STDERR
--blkio-weight 0 Block IO (relative weight), between 10 and 1000, or 0 to disable (default 0)
--blkio-weight-device   Block IO weight (relative device weight)
--cap-add   Add Linux capabilities
--cap-drop   Drop Linux capabilities
--cgroup-parent   Optional parent cgroup for the container
--cidfile   Write the container ID to the file
--cpu-count 0 CPU count (Windows only)
--cpu-percent 0 CPU percent (Windows only)
--cpu-period 0 Limit CPU CFS (Completely Fair Scheduler) period
--cpu-quota 0 Limit CPU CFS (Completely Fair Scheduler) quota
--cpu-rt-period 0 Limit CPU real-time period in microseconds
--cpu-rt-runtime 0 Limit CPU real-time runtime in microseconds
--cpu-shares, -c 0 CPU shares (relative weight)
--cpus 0.000 Number of CPUs
--cpuset-cpus   CPUs in which to allow execution (0-3, 0,1)
--cpuset-mems   MEMs in which to allow execution (0-3, 0,1)
--credentialspec   Credential spec for managed service account (Windows only)
--device   Add a host device to the container
--device-read-bps   Limit read rate (bytes per second) from a device
--device-read-iops   Limit read rate (IO per second) from a device
--device-write-bps   Limit write rate (bytes per second) to a device
--device-write-iops   Limit write rate (IO per second) to a device
--disable-content-trust true Skip image verification
--dns   Set custom DNS servers
--dns-opt   Set DNS options
--dns-option   Set DNS options
--dns-search   Set custom DNS search domains
--entrypoint   Overwrite the default ENTRYPOINT of the image
--env, -e   Set environment variables
--env-file   Read in a file of environment variables
--expose   Expose a port or a range of ports
--group-add   Add additional groups to join
--health-cmd   Command to run to check health
--health-interval 0s Time between running the check (ns|us|ms|s|m|h) (default 0s)
--health-retries 0 Consecutive failures needed to report unhealthy
--health-timeout 0s Maximum time to allow one check to run (ns|us|ms|s|m|h) (default 0s)
--help false Print usage
--hostname, -h   Container host name
--init false Run an init inside the container that forwards signals and reaps processes
--init-path   Path to the docker-init binary
--interactive, -i false Keep STDIN open even if not attached
--io-maxbandwidth   Maximum IO bandwidth limit for the system drive (Windows only)
--io-maxiops 0 Maximum IOps limit for the system drive (Windows only)
--ip   Container IPv4 address (e.g. 172.30.100.104)
--ip6   Container IPv6 address (e.g. 2001:db8::33)
--ipc   IPC namespace to use
--isolation   Container isolation technology
--kernel-memory   Kernel memory limit
--label, -l   Set meta data on a container
--label-file   Read in a line delimited file of labels
--link   Add link to another container
--link-local-ip   Container IPv4/IPv6 link-local addresses
--log-driver   Logging driver for the container
--log-opt   Log driver options
--mac-address   Container MAC address (e.g. 92:d0:c6:0a:29:33)
--memory, -m   Memory limit
--memory-reservation   Memory soft limit
--memory-swap   Swap limit equal to memory plus swap: ‘-1’ to enable unlimited swap
--memory-swappiness -1 Tune container memory swappiness (0 to 100)
--name   Assign a name to the container
--net default Connect a container to a network
--net-alias   Add network-scoped alias for the container
--network default Connect a container to a network
--network-alias   Add network-scoped alias for the container
--no-healthcheck false Disable any container-specified HEALTHCHECK
--oom-kill-disable false Disable OOM Killer
--oom-score-adj 0 Tune host’s OOM preferences (-1000 to 1000)
--pid   PID namespace to use
--pids-limit 0 Tune container pids limit (set -1 for unlimited)
--privileged false Give extended privileges to this container
--publish, -p   Publish a container’s port(s) to the host
--publish-all, -P false Publish all exposed ports to random ports
--read-only false Mount the container’s root filesystem as read only
--restart no Restart policy to apply when a container exits
--rm false Automatically remove the container when it exits
--runtime   Runtime to use for this container
--security-opt   Security Options
--shm-size   Size of /dev/shm, default value is 64MB
--stop-signal SIGTERM Signal to stop a container, SIGTERM by default
--stop-timeout 0 Timeout (in seconds) to stop a container
--storage-opt   Storage driver options for the container
--sysctl map[] Sysctl options
--tmpfs   Mount a tmpfs directory
--tty, -t false Allocate a pseudo-TTY
--ulimit   Ulimit options
--user, -u   Username or UID (format: <name|uid>[:<group|gid>])
--userns   User namespace to use
--uts   UTS namespace to use
--volume, -v   Bind mount a volume
--volume-driver   Optional volume driver for the container
--volumes-from   Mount volumes from the specified container(s)
--workdir, -w   Working directory inside the container

Parent command

Command Description
docker container Manage containers
Command Description
docker container attach Attach to a running container
docker container commit Create a new image from a container’s changes
docker container cp Copy files/folders between a container and the local filesystem
docker container create Create a new container
docker container diff Inspect changes to files or directories on a container’s filesystem
docker container exec Run a command in a running container
docker container export Export a container’s filesystem as a tar archive
docker container inspect Display detailed information on one or more containers
docker container kill Kill one or more running containers
docker container logs Fetch the logs of a container
docker container ls List containers
docker container pause Pause all processes within one or more containers
docker container port List port mappings or a specific mapping for the container
docker container prune Remove all stopped containers
docker container rename Rename a container
docker container restart Restart one or more containers
docker container rm Remove one or more containers
docker container run Run a command in a new container
docker container start Start one or more stopped containers
docker container stats Display a live stream of container(s) resource usage statistics
docker container stop Stop one or more running containers
docker container top Display the running processes of a container
docker container unpause Unpause all processes within one or more containers
docker container update Update configuration of one or more containers
docker container wait Block until one or more containers stop, then print their exit codes