podman-import - Man Page

Import a tarball and save it as a filesystem image

Synopsis

podman import [options] path [reference]

podman image import [options] path [reference]

Description

podman import imports a tarball (.tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .bzip, .tar.xz, .txz) and saves it as a filesystem image. Remote tarballs can be specified using a URL. Various image instructions can be configured with the --change flag and a commit message can be set using the --message flag. reference, if present, is a tag to assign to the image. podman import is used for importing from the archive generated by podman export, that includes the container's filesystem. To import the archive of image layers created by podman save, use podman load. Note: : is a restricted character and cannot be part of the file name.

Options

--change=instruction, -c

Apply the following possible instructions to the created image: CMD | ENTRYPOINT | ENV | EXPOSE | LABEL | STOPSIGNAL | USER | VOLUME | WORKDIR

Can be set multiple times

--message, -m=message

Set commit message for imported image

--quiet, -q

Shows progress on the import

-verbose

Print additional debugging information

--help, -h

Print usage statement

Examples

$ podman import --change CMD=/bin/bash --change ENTRYPOINT=/bin/sh --change LABEL=blue=image ctr.tar image-imported
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob sha256:b41deda5a2feb1f03a5c1bb38c598cbc12c9ccd675f438edc6acd815f7585b86
 25.80 MB / 25.80 MB [======================================================] 0s
Copying config sha256:c16a6d30f3782288ec4e7521c754acc29d37155629cb39149756f486dae2d4cd
 448 B / 448 B [============================================================] 0s
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
db65d991f3bbf7f31ed1064db9a6ced7652e3f8166c4736aa9133dadd3c7acb3
$ podman import --change 'ENTRYPOINT ["/bin/sh","-c","test-image"]'  --change LABEL=blue=image test-image.tar image-imported
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob e3b0c44298fc skipped: already exists
Copying config 1105523502 done
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
110552350206337183ceadc0bdd646dc356e06514c548b69a8917b4182414b
$ podman import --change "CMD /bin/sh"  --change LABEL=blue=image test-image.tar image-imported
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob e3b0c44298fc skipped: already exists
Copying config ae9a27e249 done
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
ae9a27e249f801aff11a4ba54a81751ea9fbc9db45a6df3f1bfd63fc2437bb9c
$ cat ctr.tar | podman -q import --message "importing the ctr.tar tarball" - image-imported
db65d991f3bbf7f31ed1064db9a6ced7652e3f8166c4736aa9133dadd3c7acb3
$ cat ctr.tar | podman import -
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob sha256:b41deda5a2feb1f03a5c1bb38c598cbc12c9ccd675f438edc6acd815f7585b86
 25.80 MB / 25.80 MB [======================================================] 0s
Copying config sha256:d61387b4d5edf65edee5353e2340783703074ffeaaac529cde97a8357eea7645
 378 B / 378 B [============================================================] 0s
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
db65d991f3bbf7f31ed1064db9a6ced7652e3f8166c4736aa9133dadd3c7acb3
$ podman import http://example.com/ctr.tar url-image
Downloading from "http://example.com/ctr.tar"
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob sha256:b41deda5a2feb1f03a5c1bb38c598cbc12c9ccd675f438edc6acd815f7585b86
 25.80 MB / 25.80 MB [======================================================] 0s
Copying config sha256:5813fe8a3b18696089fd09957a12e88bda43dc1745b5240879ffffe93240d29a
 419 B / 419 B [============================================================] 0s
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
db65d991f3bbf7f31ed1064db9a6ced7652e3f8166c4736aa9133dadd3c7acb3

See Also

podman(1), podman-export(1)

History

November 2017, Originally compiled by Urvashi Mohnani umohnani@redhat.com ⟨mailto:umohnani@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By

podman(1), podman-export(1), podman-image(1), podman-remote(1).

The man page podman-image-import(1) is an alias of podman-import(1).