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Open bash session into a docker container

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Open bash session into a docker container

Once a docker container is started, it’s always hard to get access into and see what’s happening inside. As a workaround, the easiest way to understand what’s happening in a container is to get a CLI on it and investigate.

Since version 1.3, you can easily open a bash session into a running container by using:

  • The ID of the container:
    sudo docker exec -i -t 43f10328e4e9 /bin/bash
    
  • Or the name of the container:
    sudo docker exec -i -t super_docker /bin/bash
    

You will get access with a bash session to your container:

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