docker executable file not found in PATH

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I have a docker image which installs grunt, but when I try to run it, I get an error:

Error response from daemon: Cannot start container foo_1: \
    exec: "grunt serve": executable file not found in $PATH

grunt is available when I try to execute bash in interactive mode

What am I doing wrong?

Here’s my dockerfile

# (builds on ubuntu:14.04)
FROM dockerfile/nodejs
ENV HOME /home/web
WORKDIR /home/web/site
RUN useradd web -d /home/web -s /bin/bash -m
RUN npm install -g grunt-cli
RUN npm install -g bower
RUN chown -R web:web /home/web
USER web
RUN git clone /home/web/site
RUN npm install
RUN bower install --config.interactive=false --allow-root
ENV NODE_ENV development
# Port 9000 for server
# Port 35729 for livereload
EXPOSE 9000 35729
CMD ["grunt"]
Jul 26, 2018 in Docker by Hannah
• 18,570 points

7 answers to this question.

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Try to build the docker using CMD[“grunt”]

When you build docker using grunt it uses another shell or without a shell to execute the command where $PATH might not be set.

If you specify your command as a regular string (e.g. CMD grunt) then the string after CMD will be executed with /bin/sh -c.
answered Jul 26, 2018 by Kalgi
• 52,360 points
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Check your arguments that you've passed. This error is produced sometimes when arguments are out of order.
answered Dec 10, 2018 by Stuti
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Try to run it with the following command:

docker run -v $(pwd):/src -it <container_name>
answered Dec 10, 2018 by Kailash
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This error can occur when your executable file do not have the execute permission. 

chmod +x

This might help.

answered Dec 10, 2018 by Mohit
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Add "#!/bin/bash" to the top of your entrypoint file didn't help.

ENTRYPOINT [ "bash", "" ]
answered Dec 10, 2018 by Swaroop
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file not found in $PATH
answered May 9, 2019 by anonymous
Are you getting the same error?
What's the solution??
build image with --no-cache
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try to build the image with --no-cache.

I replaced the docker command from CMD /bin/bash with "jva","-jar","name-of-jar" which gave error. and after that I corrected "jva" with "java" but it was not taking the corrected form and was getting this error continously.

docker: Error response from daemon: OCI runtime create failed: container_linux.go:349: starting container process caused "exec: \".\": executable file not found in $PATH": unknown.

Then I restarted docker but no-luck, then I try the above --no-cache...which solved the problem.
answered Nov 1, 2020 by Deeptesh Agrawal

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