docker-pause man page

docker-pause — Pause all processes within one or more containers

Synopsis

docker pause CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]

Description

The docker pause command suspends all processes in the specified containers. On Linux, this uses the cgroups freezer. Traditionally, when suspending a process the SIGSTOP signal is used, which is observable by the process being suspended. With the cgroups freezer the process is unaware, and unable to capture, that it is being suspended, and subsequently resumed. On Windows, only Hyper-V containers can be paused.

See the cgroups freezer documentation ⟨https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/cgroup-v1/freezer-subsystem.txt⟩ for further details.

Options

--help

Print usage statement

See also

docker-unpause(1) to unpause all processes within one or more containers.

History

June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit  ⟨SvenDowideit@home.org.au⟩

Referenced By

docker(1), docker-unpause(1).

Docker User Manuals Docker Community JUNE 2014