docker load

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Description

Load an image from a tar archive or STDIN

Usage

docker load [OPTIONS]

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--input, -i   Read from tar archive file, instead of STDIN
--quiet, -q false Suppress the load output

Parent command

Command Description
docker The base command for the Docker CLI.

Extended description

docker load loads a tarred repository from a file or the standard input stream. It restores both images and tags.

Examples

$ docker images

REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE

$ docker load < busybox.tar.gz

Loaded image: busybox:latest
$ docker images
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
busybox             latest              769b9341d937        7 weeks ago         2.489 MB

$ docker load --input fedora.tar

Loaded image: fedora:rawhide

Loaded image: fedora:20

$ docker images

REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
busybox             latest              769b9341d937        7 weeks ago         2.489 MB
fedora              rawhide             0d20aec6529d        7 weeks ago         387 MB
fedora              20                  58394af37342        7 weeks ago         385.5 MB
fedora              heisenbug           58394af37342        7 weeks ago         385.5 MB
fedora              latest              58394af37342        7 weeks ago         385.5 MB
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