July 19, 2018

Docker :: Tips and tricks

(Last Updated On: 30th June 2018)

This post will be ever evolving as I find more tips and tricks for working with Docker on Windows.  Why not bookmark it and check back?

Misc

When spawning interactive linux containers, use bash over sh as it provides a more feature rich shell with tab completion, history and cursor actions.

PowerShell commands

You can tidy up your docker engine by removing all containers with the command.
docker ps -aq | % {docker rm -f $_}
This command is simple for those who are familiar with powershell but essentially you are generating a list of container id’s with docker ps -aq and then piping them to a follow up command.  The % is an alias for for-eachobject, so for-every image id run the command docker rm -f $_.  As we are in a code block, $_ is the image id at each iteration.

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Simon is a sysadmin for a global financial organisation and specialises in Windows, security and automation.

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