Docker start command

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Docker start command

The docker start command is one of the basic commands that has formed Docker’s foundation. The command is used to start one or more stopped Docker containers​.

The command template to start a container on Docker is:

docker start [options] [container_name/container_id]

Stopping a started container is just as simple with:

docker stop [options] [container_name/container_id]

When a container successfully starts or stops, the container id is displayed in the next line. The example below shows this when we start and stop the container with id aasrf12ji340:

root@educative:/# docker start aasrf12ji340
aasrf12ji340
root@educative:/# docker stop aasrf12ji340
aasrf12ji340

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