Docker for windows Eval command not found

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Eval command does not exist in Windows.

How do I run this command on Docker for Windows?

C:\Users\mary> eval "$(docker-machine env my-default)"

I can run this command just fine from Git Bash but I'm curious why the Docker tutorial says to run this command from the Windows command prompt.

Oct 1, 2018 in Docker by Sophie may
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Follow the below commands to configure your shell terminal:

docker-machine env --shell cmd my-default
FOR /f "tokens=*" %i IN ('docker-machine env --shell cmd my-default') DO %i

After successfully running the above commands you can run any docker command from the shell/cmd terminal.

answered Oct 1, 2018 by Tyrion anex
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I use the cmder console emulator. For the most part, I followed the docker docs for setting up from the windows 10 command prompt, except for the eval statement. When I attempted to run the eval statement described in the docs, I was prompted to run a different command instead (below), and it successfully activated my machine. MY-MACHINE-HERE should be the name of the machine you will have already created in an earlier step.

@FOR /f "tokens=*" %i IN ('docker-machine env MYMACHINEHERE') DO @%i

Hope This Will Help

Best Regards

answered Aug 29, 2020 by Pistle
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edited Aug 30, 2020 by Gitika

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