docker-import man page

docker-import — Create an empty filesystem image and import the contents of the tarball (.tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .bzip, .tar.xz, .txz) into it, then optionally tag it.

Synopsis

docker import [-c|--change[=[]]] [-m|--message[=MESSAGE]] [--help] file|URL|-[REPOSITORY[:TAG]]

Options

-c, --change=[]
Apply specified Dockerfile instructions while importing the image
Supported Dockerfile instructions: CMD|ENTRYPOINT|ENV|EXPOSE|ONBUILD|USER|VOLUME|WORKDIR
--help
Print usage statement
-m, --message=""
Set commit message for imported image

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.

Import from a remote location

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

Import from a local file

Import to docker via pipe and stdin:

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

Import with a commit message.

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

Import to a Docker image from a local file.

# docker import /path/to/exampleimage.tgz

Import from a local file and tag

Import to docker via pipe and stdin:

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

Import from a local directory

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

See also

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

History

April 2014, Originally compiled by William Henry (whenry at redhat dot com) based on docker.com source material and internal work. June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit ⟨SvenDowideit@home.org.au⟩

Referenced By

docker(1), docker-export(1).

Docker User Manuals Docker Community JUNE 2014