How do i ssh into a running conatiner

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Suppose, I have two containers and I wish to execute certain commands only on the first container. How do i ssh into a running container?

Mar 12, 2019 in Docker by david
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There is a docker exec command that can be used to connect to a container that is already running.

  • Use docker ps to get the name of the existing container
  • Use the command docker exec -it <container name> /bin/bash to get a bash shell in the container
  • Generically, use docker exec -it <container name> <command> to execute whatever command you specify in the container.
answered Mar 12, 2019 by Jason
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To bash into a running container,you could use the following command:

docker exec -it container_name /bin/bash
answered Aug 9, 2019 by Sirajul
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