Attach and run a command in a docker container

I have a docker container running /bin/bash

So I can attach to it and run commands like

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  • docker attach <container id>
    bash# apt-get install package

    Is there a way I can do this in a single docker command instead, maybe something like this:

    docker attach <container id> "apt-get install package"

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    This should work.

    echo 'sudo apt-get install package' | docker attach <container id>

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