Install Docker on Linux

Install using your package manager

Here are some popular examples.

  • Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora:

install link

  • Arch:

  • Gentoo:

install link

Add user to docker group

NOTE This can be dangerous, anyone added to the docker group is root equivalent because they can use the docker run --privileged command to start containers with root privileges. Archwiki


You will need to logout for the group to update for the user

After logging back in run groups and you should see the docker group has been added to your user

Start and enable the docker service

starting the service will activate it for your current session

enabling the service will activate for all future sessions

NOTE The service will be automatically enabled for Ubuntu and Debian

You can use the following to check that the service is enabled:

Testing your installation

Run docker info to confirm the docker service is running

Images to get you started

Here are some examples of what you can do with docker:

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