How to activate docker 1.12 in terminal without Moby the whale app on Mac

I should run Moby the whale app first to be able to use the latest version of Docker (1.12.0) in my terminal. Otherwise, I get an error:

Cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is the docker daemon running on this host?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “How to activate docker 1.12 in terminal without Moby the whale app on Mac”

    One possibility is to use docker-machine inside VirtualBox: https://docs.docker.com/machine/

    Once installed, you first start the Docker machine instance:

    $ docker-machine start
    

    Set the required environment variables for Docker to use:

    $ eval `docker-machine env`
    

    And then run Docker:

    $ docker info
    
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