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dockerfile — Dockerfile eDSL and distribution support


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Docker is a container manager that can build images automatically by reading the instructions from a Dockerfile. A Dockerfile is a text document that contains all the commands you would normally execute manually in order to build a Docker image. By calling docker build from your terminal, you can have Docker build your image step-by-step, executing the instructions successively. Read more at

This library provides a typed OCaml interface to generating Dockerfiles programmatically without having to resort to lots of shell scripting and awk/sed-style assembly.

ocaml-dockerfile is distributed under the ISC license.


dockerfile can be installed with opam:

opam install dockerfile
opam install dockerfile-opam
opam install dockerfile-cmd

The dockerfile-opam package includes modules for OPAM- and Linux-specific Dockerfile generation, such as common distributions.

If you don't use opam consult the opam file for build instructions.