How to run a docker command from inside the container

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Jun 28, 2018 in Docker by Tyrion anex
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You must have come across the /var/run/docker.sock file, this file is used to communicate with the docker daemon from within a container. To run a docker command inside a container you need to access the docker daemon from within a container. To do this you must have the docker socket of the host. Just follow the below steps:

1. To mount the docker socket from the host system.

$ docker run -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -ti ubuntu bash

2. Install docker in the container.

$ curl -sSL | sh

3.To check the running container.

$ docker ps

Now that you’re within the container, you can run any command.

answered Jun 28, 2018 by Sophie may
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