docker-image-import man page

docker-image-import ā€” Import the contents from a tarball to create a filesystem image

Synopsis

docker image import [Options] file|URL|- [REPOSITORY[:TAG]]

Description

Create a new filesystem image from the contents of a tarball (.tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .bzip, .tar.xz, .txz) into it, then optionally tag it.

Examples

Import from a remote location

# docker image import http://example.com/exampleimage.tgz example/imagerepo

Import from a local file

Import to docker via pipe and stdin:

# cat exampleimage.tgz | docker image import - example/imagelocal

Import with a commit message.

# cat exampleimage.tgz | docker image import --message "New image imported from tarball" - exampleimagelocal:new

Import to a Docker image from a local file.

# docker image import /path/to/exampleimage.tgz 

Import from a local file and tag

Import to docker via pipe and stdin:

# cat exampleimageV2.tgz | docker image import - example/imagelocal:V-2.0

Import from a local directory

# tar -c . | docker image import - exampleimagedir

Apply specified Dockerfile instructions while importing the image

This example sets the docker image ENV variable DEBUG to true by default.

# tar -c . | docker image import -c="ENV DEBUG true" - exampleimagedir

See also

docker-export(1) to export the contents of a filesystem as a tar archive to STDOUT.

Options

-c, --change=

Apply Dockerfile instruction to the created image

-h, --help[=false]

help for import

-m, --message=""

Set commit message for imported image

See Also

docker-image(1)

Referenced By

docker-image(1).

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