Docker Management

There are different commands which will be very handy while using and managing docker containers.

Inspecting container or image

  • Returns low-level information on Docker objects
docker inspect <container name>
docker inspect <image name>
  • Let's inspect the nginx:alpine image
docker inspect nginx:alpine

docker inspect nginx

Docker history

  • Show the history of an image
docker history jess/htop

docker history

Stopping and removing container

  • Let's run a nginx container
docker run --name dummynginx -d nginx:alpine
  • Identify the container name or id using docker ps
docker stop dummynginx
  • To remove container, it has to be stopped. Then runt he below command
docker rm dummynginx

docker stop and remove

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