docker exec command serves for executing commands in running Docker containers.
With this command it is also possible to enter a running Docker container and start a
In this post i am showing how to enter a Docker container and execute an interactive
bash shell inside it.
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How To Enter A Docker Container
Find out a container’s name or ID with the
docker ps command:
$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES 72ca2488b353 my_image X hours ago Up X hours my_container
Enter a Docker container and start a
$ docker exec -it 72ca2488b353 bash
||Execute a command in a running Docker container|
||Command to run inside container|