runc-exec man page

runc exec - execute new process inside the container


runc exec [command options] <container-id> -- <container command> [args...]

Where "<container-id>" is the name for the instance of the container and "<container command>" is the command to be executed in the container.


For example, if the container is configured to run the linux ps command the following will output a list of processes running in the container:

   # runc exec <container-id> ps


--console value                          specify the pty slave path for use with the container
  --cwd value                              current working directory in the container
  --env value, -e value                    set environment variables
  --tty, -t                                allocate a pseudo-TTY
  --user value, -u value                   UID (format: <uid>[:<gid>])
  --additional-gids value, -g value        additional gids
  --process value, -p value                path to the process.json
  --detach, -d                             detach from the container's process
  --pid-file value                         specify the file to write the process id to
  --process-label value                    set the asm process label for the process commonly used with selinux
  --apparmor value                         set the apparmor profile for the process
  --no-new-privs                           set the no new privileges value for the process
  --cap value, -c value                    add a capability to the bounding set for the process
  --no-subreaper                           disable the use of the subreaper used to reap reparented processes