Letting Things Run
Each time you run the command
docker container run a new container is created. Sometimes you may want to reuse containers or come back to previously created containers. Pressing
control + D quits a shell and terminates the container.
control + P and
control + Q allows you to detach from a container without closing it. You can re-attach with the command
docker container attach [NAME-OF-CONTAINER].
You can use the command
hostname to verify that you are still in the same container.
docker container ls lists all running containers.
docker container ls -a lists all containers, even those not running.
Containers can be restarted using the command
docker container start [NAME-OF-CONTAINER].
To stop a container use the command
docker container stop [NAME-OF-CONTAINER].
You can start a container in detached mode using the command
docker container run -itd [NAME-OF-CONTAINER] sh.