Docker Cheat sheet


Handy Docker commands

docker run -it ubuntu sh Run a container in interactive mode
docker exec -it ubuntu sh SSH to a running container
docker image Lists all the docker images
docker rmi --force [image-name] Remove a docker container
docker ps Shows running containers
docker pull [image:revision] Pulls a docker image


docker system prune Removes stopped containers, unused volumes, unused networks, and dangling images
docker system prune -a All above plus images without container associations (suitable for freeing up space)
docker volume prune Removes unused volumes


docker container ls List of running containers
docker container ls -a List of all ran containers
docker container rm Remove a ran container


docker images List all of the images
docker image rm [IMG] Remove a docker image


docker volume ls List all volumes
docker volume rm [V_NAME] Remove a volume
docker volume prune Remove all unsed volumes

Docker compose

Assign a name to a docker compose container group,

In docker-compose v1:

$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -p CUSTOM_NAME up

In docker compose v2, add name after version and run:

$ docker compose -f docker-compose.yml up