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Copy a byte slice as file into a container (softprops#151)

- add function copy_file_into to container
- add example
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schrieveslaach authored and softprops committed Feb 23, 2019
1 parent ebb2938 commit 0ae953c69ce7a336794244adc29bbc206320705d
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  1. +28 −0 examples/
  2. +42 −1 src/
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
use shiplift::Docker;
use std::{env, path};
use tokio::prelude::Future;

fn main() {
let docker = Docker::new();
let path = env::args()
.expect("Usage: cargo run --example containercopyinto -- <local path> <container>");
let id = env::args()
.expect("Usage: cargo run --example containercopyinto -- <local path> <container>");

use std::fs::File;
use std::io::prelude::*;

let mut file = File::open(&path).unwrap();
let mut bytes = Vec::new();
file.read_to_end(&mut bytes).expect("Cannot read file on the localhost.");

let fut = docker
.copy_file_into(path::Path::new(&path), &bytes[..])
.map_err(|e| eprintln!("Error: {}", e));
@@ -497,7 +497,37 @@ impl<'a, 'b> Container<'a, 'b> {
.map(|c| c.to_vec())

// TODO: copy_into
/// Copy a byte slice as file into (see `bytes`) the container.
/// The file will be copied at the given location (see `path`) and will be owned by root
/// with access mask 644. The specified `path` parent location must exists, otherwise the
/// creation of the file fails.
pub fn copy_file_into(
path: &Path,
bytes: &[u8]
) -> impl Future<Item = (), Error = Error> {

let mut ar = tar::Builder::new(Vec::new());
let mut header = tar::Header::new_gnu();
header.set_size(bytes.len() as u64);
ar.append_data(&mut header,
path.file_name().map(|f| f.to_str().unwrap()).unwrap(),
let data = ar.into_inner().unwrap();

let body = Some((data, "application/x-tar".parse::<Mime>().unwrap()));

let path_arg = form_urlencoded::Serializer::new(String::new())
.append_pair("path", &path.parent().map(|p| p.to_string_lossy()).unwrap())

.put(&format!("/containers/{}/archive?{}",, path_arg), body)
.map(|_| ())

/// Interface for docker containers
@@ -961,6 +991,17 @@ impl Docker {
self.transport.request(Method::POST, endpoint, body)

fn put<B>(
endpoint: &str,
body: Option<(B, Mime)>,
) -> impl Future<Item = String, Error = Error>
B: Into<Body>,
self.transport.request(Method::PUT, endpoint, body)

fn post_json<B, T>(
endpoint: &str,

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