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Ubuntu Server Cookbook by Uday R. Sawant

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Starting and managing Docker containers

So, we have installed the latest Docker binary. In this recipe, we will start a new container with Docker. We will see some basic Docker commands to start and manage Docker containers.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have installed Docker and set your user as a member of the Docker group.

You may need sudo privileges for some commands.

How to do it…

Let's create a new Docker container and start it. With Docker, you can quickly start a container with the docker run command:

  1. Start a new Docker container with the following command:
    $ docker run -it --name dc1 ubuntu /bin/bash
    Unable to find image 'ubuntu:trusty' locally
    trusty: Pulling from library/ubuntu
    6599cadaf950: Pull complete
    23eda618d451: Pull complete

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