toolbox-create - Man Page

Create a new toolbox container

Synopsis

toolbox create [--container NAME | -c NAME]
              [--distro DISTRO | -d DISTRO]
              [--image NAME | -i NAME]
              [--release RELEASE | -r RELEASE]

Description

Creates a new toolbox container. You can then use the toolbox enter command to interact with the container at any point.

A toolbox container is an OCI container created from an OCI image. On Fedora the base image is known as fedora-toolbox. If the image is not present locally, then it is pulled from a well-known registry like registry.fedoraproject.org. The base image is locally customized for the current user to create a second image, from which the container is finally created.

Toolbox containers and images are tagged with the version of the OS that corresponds to the content inside them. The user-specific images and the toolbox containers are prefixed with the name of the base image and suffixed with the current user name.

Options

The following options are understood:

--container
NAME, -c NAME

Assign a different NAME to the toolbox container. This is useful for creating multiple toolbox containers from the same base image, or for entirely customized containers from custom-built base images.

--distro
DISTRO, -d DISTRO

Create a toolbox container for a different operating system DISTRO than the host. Cannot be used with --image.

--image
NAME, -i NAME

Change the NAME of the base image used to create the toolbox container. This is useful for creating containers from custom-built base images. Cannot be used used with --release.

--release
RELEASE, -r RELEASE

Create a toolbox container for a different operating system RELEASE than the host. Cannot be used with --image.

Examples

Create a toolbox container using the default image matching the host OS

$ toolbox create

Create a toolbox container using the default image for Fedora 30

$ toolbox create --distro fedora --release f30

Create a custom toolbox container from a custom image

$ toolbox create --container foo --image bar

See Also

buildah(1), podman(1)

Referenced By

toolbox(1).