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container-create - Create a container

CONTAINER-CREATE(1) Open Infrastructure CONTAINER-CREATE(1)

NAME

container-create - Create a container

SYNOPSIS

container create [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

The container-create command creates a container based on a script.

OPTIONS

The following container-create options are available:
-n, --name=NAME
Specify container name.
-c, --capability=CAPABILITY
Specify capabilities to grant, see capabilities(7).
-d, --drop-capability=DROP_CAPABILITY
Specify capabilities to drop, see capabilities(7).
-s, --script=SCRIPT
Specify container creation script, defaults to debootstrap.
-b, --bind=DIRECTORY:DIRECTORY[:OPTIONS][;DIRECTORY:DIRECTORY[:OPTIONS]]
Specify container read-write bind mounts, see systemd-nspawn(1) --bind option.
--bind-ro=DIRECTORY:DIRECTORY[:OPTIONS][;DIRECTORY:DIRECTORY[:OPTIONS]]
Specify container read-only bind mounts, see systemd-nspawn(1) --bind-ro option.
--cnt-overlay=DIRECTORY_LOWER:DIRECTORY_UPPER:DIRECTORY_WORK:DIRECTORY_MERGED[;DIRECTORY_UPPER:DIRECTORY_LOWER:DIRECTORY_WORK:DIRECTORY_MERGED]
Specify container overlay mounts, see Documentation/filesystems/overlayfs.txt.

SCRIPTS

The following container scripts are available:
curl
Basic script to create Debian based container, see container-create-curl(1).
debootstrap
Basic script to create Debian based container, see container-create-debootstrap(1).
debconf
Advanced script to automatically create Debian based container, see container-create-debconf(1).
default
Symlink (if existing) to a container script which is used if no script was specified. On Debian based system this can be managed through update-alternatives(1), i.e. sudo update-alternatives --config container-tools_script.

EXAMPLES

Create example.net container using curl script:
sudo container create -n example.net -s curl
Create example.net container using debootstrap script:
sudo container create -n example.net -s debootstrap
Create example.net container using debconf script:
sudo container create -n example.net -s debconf
Create example.net container with the default create script and start it:
sudo container create,start -n example.net

SEE ALSO

container-tools(7), container(1).

HOMEPAGE

More information about container-tools and the Open Infrastructure project can be found on the homepage at https://open-infrastructure.net.

CONTACT

Bug reports, feature requests, help, patches, support and everything else are welcome on the Open Infrastructure Software Mailing List <software@lists.open-infrastructure.net>.
 
Debian specific bugs can also be reported in the Debian Bug Tracking System at https://bugs.debian.org.

AUTHORS

container-tools was written by Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@open-infrastructure.net>.
20171101 container-tools