docker run

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docker run IMAGE|IMAGE_ID

-e (Environment variables)
-d dettach
-u 0
--link (deprecated) (See also: Kibana/Install Kibana using docker)
--group-add $(getent group docker | cut -d: -f3)


  • docker run --name my-custom-nginx-container -v /host/path/nginx.conf:/etc/nginx/nginx.conf:ro -d nginx[1]
  • docker run --name some-nginx-name -d -p 8080:80 some-content-nginx-image


  • docker run --rm -it -v ~/pipeline/:/usr/share/logstash/pipeline/


docker run -t -u `id -u` \ 
   -v $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa:/opt/app-root/src/.ssh/id_rsa:Z \ 
   -v $HOME/ansible/hosts:/tmp/inventory:Z \ 
   -e INVENTORY_FILE=/tmp/inventory \ 
   -e PLAYBOOK_FILE=playbooks/prerequisites.yml \ 
   -e OPTS="-v" \

docker run wrong_image_name
Unable to find image 'wrong_image_name:latest' locally
docker: Error response from daemon: Get "": context deadline exceeded 
(Client.Timeout exceeded while awaiting headers).
See 'docker run --help'.

Runtime constraints on resources[edit]

  • -m --memory=""
  • --oom-kill-disable=false Whether to disable OOM Killer for the container or not.
  • --cpus=0.000

docker run --entrypoint "/bin/ls" debian -al /root
docker run -it --entrypoint /usr/bin/redis-cli example/redis --help

docker run -dit --rm --privileged --name dind docker:dind


  1. Understand the difference between docker start and docker run: See also runC
  2. Understand Start configuration behavior and restart policy

Related terms[edit]

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