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Docker in Practice, Second Edition by Ian Miell, Aidan Sayers

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Chapter 6. Day-to-day Docker

This chapter covers
  • Keeping a handle on your container and volume space usage
  • Detaching from containers without stopping them
  • Visualizing your Docker image lineage in a graph
  • Running commands directly on your containers from the host

As with any moderately complex software project, Docker has a lot of nooks and crannies that are important to know about if you want to keep your experience as smooth as possible.

This chapter’s techniques will show you some of the more important of these, as well as introduce some external tools built by third parties to scratch their own itches. Think of it as your Docker toolbox.

6.1. Staying ship-shape

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