runc-start man page

runc start - create and run a container


runc start [command options] <container-id>

Where "<container-id>" is your name for the instance of the container that you are starting. The name you provide for the container instance must be unique on your host.


The start command creates an instance of a container for a bundle. The bundle is a directory with a specification file named "config.json" and a root filesystem.

The specification file includes an args parameter. The args parameter is used to specify command(s) that get run when the container is started. To change the command(s) that get executed on start, edit the args parameter of the spec. See "runc spec --help" for more explanation.


--bundle value, -b value path to the root of the bundle directory, defaults to the current directory
--console value specify the pty slave path for use with the container
--detach, -d detach from the container's process
--pid-file value specify the file to write the process id to
--no-subreaper disable the use of the subreaper used to reap reparented processes
--no-pivot do not use pivot root to jail process inside rootfs. This should be used whenever the rootfs is on top of a ramdisk