Docker Basics : Check Docker Installation
To check the Docker installation.
Test the Docker Client
Use the docker client to confirm the Docker daemon is running:
$ docker version
Client version: 1.6.2 Client API version: 1.18 Go version (client): go1.4.2 Git commit (client): 7c8fca2 OS/Arch (client): darwin/amd64 Server version: 1.6.2 Server API version: 1.18 Go version (server): go1.4.2 Git commit (server): 7c8fca2 OS/Arch (server): linux/amd64
Test Docker Works
$ docker run ubuntu echo hello world
Docker Client Help
Use the docker ehlp command to see what the Docker client can do.
Usage: docker [OPTIONS] COMMAND [arg...] A self-sufficient runtime for linux containers. Options: -D, --debug=false Enable debug mode -d, --daemon=false Enable daemon mode -H, --host= Daemon socket(s) to connect to -h, --help=false Print usage -l, --log-level=info Set the logging level --tls=false Use TLS; implied by --tlsverify --tlscacert=~/.boot2docker/certs/boot2docker-vm/ca.pem Trust certs signed only by this CA --tlscert=~/.boot2docker/certs/boot2docker-vm/cert.pem Path to TLS certificate file --tlskey=~/.boot2docker/certs/boot2docker-vm/key.pem Path to TLS key file --tlsverify=true Use TLS and verify the remote -v, --version=false Print version information and quit Commands: attach Attach to a running container build Build an image from a Dockerfile commit Create a new image from a container's changes cp Copy files/folders from a container's filesystem to the host path create Create a new container diff Inspect changes on a container's filesystem events Get real time events from the server exec Run a command in a running container export Stream the contents of a container as a tar archive history Show the history of an image images List images import Create a new filesystem image from the contents of a tarball info Display system-wide information inspect Return low-level information on a container or image kill Kill a running container load Load an image from a tar archive login Register or log in to a Docker registry server logout Log out from a Docker registry server logs Fetch the logs of a container port Lookup the public-facing port that is NAT-ed to PRIVATE_PORT pause Pause all processes within a container ps List containers pull Pull an image or a repository from a Docker registry server push Push an image or a repository to a Docker registry server rename Rename an existing container restart Restart a running container rm Remove one or more containers rmi Remove one or more images run Run a command in a new container save Save an image to a tar archive search Search for an image on the Docker Hub start Start a stopped container stats Display a stream of a containers' resource usage statistics stop Stop a running container tag Tag an image into a repository top Lookup the running processes of a container unpause Unpause a paused container version Show the Docker version information wait Block until a container stops, then print its exit code Run 'docker COMMAND --help' for more information on a command.
In this article, you learned how to check the Docker client installation.