First Steps With Docker

Claudio Procida
Sep 17, 2015 · 5 min read

1. Install Docker Toolbox

The Docker Toolbox Installer for Mac OS X

2. Run Your First Image

The Docker Quickstart Terminal greets us
$ docker run ubuntu:latest echo “hello world!”
Unable to find image ‘ubuntu:latest’ locally
latest: Pulling from library/ubuntu
d3a1f33e8a5a: Pull complete
c22013c84729: Pull complete
d74508fb6632: Pull complete
91e54dfb1179: Pull complete
library/ubuntu:latest: The image you are pulling has been verified. Important: image verification is a tech preview feature and should not be relied on to provide security.
Digest: sha256:73fbe2308f5f5cb6e343425831b8ab44f10bbd77070ecdfbe4081daa4dbe3ed1
Status: Downloaded newer image for ubuntu:latest
hello world!
$ docker run -it ubuntu:latest bash
root@0a76731e26fd:/# ls
bin boot dev etc home lib lib64 media mnt opt proc root run sbin srv sys tmp usr var

3. Build Your Own Image

FROM docker/whalesay:latest
RUN apt-get -y update && apt-get install -y fortunes
CMD /usr/games/fortune -a | cowsay
$ docker build -t docker-whale .
$ docker run -it docker-whale
The output of the docker-whale container

4. Publish Your Image

$ docker login
Username: <enter your username>
Password: <enter your password>
Email: <enter your email>
WARNING: login credentials saved in /Users/delphine/.docker/config.json
Login Succeeded
$ docker images
docker-whale latest cb6dccf1ca20 25 hours ago 274 MB
docker/whalesay latest fb434121fc77 3 months ago 247 MB
$ docker tag cb6dccf1ca20 claudiopro/docker-whale:latest
$ docker push claudiopro/docker-whale
Here’s our first image published on Docker Hub

Further Reading


Claudio Procida

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Full stack web developer with a keen interest for the open web platform, privacy, security, and IoT. Former Amazonian, former IBMer. All views my own.

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