"docker container create --name" - Name Container

Q

How to create a new container with a name from an image with "docker container create --name" command?

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A

If you create a new container with default options, it will be given a random name. You should use the "--name" to provide your own name.

1. Create a new container with random name.

$ docker container create hello-world

36f6b8231c204b16d1909f7c9f4d74954e77258965f96b4c9602911d0e677a94

2. List containers from the "hello-world" image.

$ docker container list --all

CONTAINER ID  IMAGE        COMMAND   CREATED         STATUS                     NAMES
36f6b8231c20  hello-world  "/hello"  4 minutes ago   Created                    reverent_archimedes
9561c6fa283a  hello-world  "/hello"  21 minutes ago  Exited (0) 10 minutes ago  naughty_chaum
...

3. Create a new container with a given name.

$ docker container create --name my_hello hello-world

a62f06be48390e7237529268bf9a00171df3c99f58d7a0f0502b6b4df4f579fd

3. List containers from the "hello-world" image.

$ docker container list --all

CONTAINER ID  IMAGE        COMMAND   CREATED         STATUS                     NAMES
a62f06be4839  hello-world  "/hello"  5 seconds ago   Created                    my_hello
36f6b8231c20  hello-world  "/hello"  8 minutes ago   Created                    reverent_archimedes
9561c6fa283a  hello-world  "/hello"  25 minutes ago  Exited (0) 14 minutes ago  naughty_chaum
...

As you can see, we can create many containers from the same image and name them any way you want.

 

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