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Install latest/stable of docker

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install docker

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Channel Version Published

Docker container runtime

Build and run container images with Docker.

Usage

  • This build can only access files in the home directory. So Dockerfiles and all other files used in commands like docker build, docker save and docker load need to be in $HOME.
  • You can change the configuration of this build by modifying the files in /var/snap/docker/current/.
  • Additional certificates used by the Docker daemon to authenticate with registries need to be added in /var/snap/docker/current/etc/docker/certs.d (instead of /etc/docker/certs.d). This directory can be accessed by other snaps using the docker-registry-certificates content interface.

Running Docker as normal user

By default, Docker is only accessible with root privileges (sudo). If you want to use docker as a regular user, you need to add your user to the docker group.

 sudo addgroup --system docker
 sudo adduser $USER docker
 newgrp docker
 sudo snap disable docker
 sudo snap enable docker

Warning: if you add your user to the docker group, it will have similar power as the root user. For details on how this impacts security in your system, see https://docs.docker.com/engine/security/#docker-daemon-attack-surface

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This snap is built by Canonical based on source code published by Docker, Inc. It is not endorsed or published by Docker, Inc.

Docker and the Docker logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Docker, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Docker, Inc. and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

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License
Apache-2.0 AND GPL-2.0 AND MIT
Last updated
27 August 2021

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