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Run a command in an existing toolbox container


toolbox run [--container NAME | -c NAME]
           [--release RELEASE | -r RELEASE] [COMMAND]


Runs a command inside an existing toolbox container. The container should have been created using the toolbox create command.

A toolbox container is an OCI container. Therefore, toolbox run is analogous to a podman start followed by a podman exec.

On Fedora the toolbox containers are tagged with the version of the OS that corresponds to the content inside them. Their names are prefixed with the name of the base image and suffixed with the current user name.


The following options are understood:


Run command inside a toolbox container with the given NAME. This is useful when there are multiple toolbox containers created from the same base image, or entirely customized containers created from custom-built base images.


Run command inside a toolbox container for a different operating system RELEASE than the host.


Run ls inside a toolbox container using the default image matching the host OS

$ toolbox run ls -la

Run emacs inside a toolbox container using the default image for Fedora 30

$ toolbox run --release f30 emacs

Run uptime inside a custom toolbox container using a custom image

$ toolbox run --container foo uptime

See Also

buildah(1), podman(1), podman-exec(1), podman-start(1)

Referenced By