Executing bash then running commands in docker
sudo docker exec -it container bash
But I want a command that executes a bash shell in the container and then executes more commands in the bash prompt.
A command like this currently works:
sudo docker exec -it container touch test.txt | bash
However, the command I want to run in the bash prompt is only available from within the docker container, so I get an error:
No such file or directory
Is it possible to execute a command that is local to the docker container using docker exec?
2 Solutions collect form web for “Executing bash then running commands in docker”
I suppose I should’ve read the docker docs more!
docker exec -it container mycommand
works fine! For some reason I was thinking I had to initiate a bash prompt then use other commands, my mistake.
Thanks jrbeverly and user2105103 for the explanation that “EVERY command executed via docker exec is inside the container.”
In case someone is curious how to run multiple commands in a container, I’m using:
sudo docker exec -it container sh -c "com1 && com2 && com3"
Try something like this:
sudo docker exec -it container bash -c "touch test.txt ; <another command>"