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 Suppress the load output

Parent command

Command Description
docker The base command for the Docker CLI.

Extended description

Load an image or repository from a tar archive (even if compressed with gzip, bzip2, or xz) from a file or STDIN. It restores both images and tags.

Examples

$ docker docker image ls

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