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av-docker plugin

This is a plugin for av-shell that integrates docker with your project.


Need jq for replacement of values in Mesos.json and docker or


npm install -g av-docker


After you have setup av-shell in your project, you will need to add the plugin (from within av shell, signified here as "av>" but it will be whatever you setup your shell to be called):

av> plugin add av-docker

You will need to exit, CTRL-D, and relaunch the av shell to pick up the changes.

Now setup the folder you want to have your docker containers located in, e.x. "containers":

av> setpv containerdir containers

Now setup the repo you will push containers to. Could be dockerhub:

av> setpv repo somehostname:port


Under the "containers" directory, create a folder for each container you want to use where you can put your Dockerfile and a Runfile (more about the latter later). I've include an example directory in this repo for you to copy and use as you like. Av-docker adds the 'choose' command:

av> choose
? Which do you want? nginx
Using nginx as container for docker commands
av [nginx]> 

You will notice how your av-shell prompt has changed to include the selected container.

Now you can use normal docker commands but without typing docker and the container name each time.

We are going to use a special av feature to show one way domain specific shells kick ass...

holdhash on

Lets build the nginx container


For a custom container, you will certainly want to setup the Runfile with docker arguments like this:

-d -p 80:80 -v $(pwd)/../../log:/var/log/nginx

Now start the container with the 'run' command:


The command should output some huge hash value. The first 12 chars can always be found with a ps


CONTAINER ID    IMAGE   COMMAND              CREATED           STATUS          PORTS                NAMES
e1526432ae2f    nginx   /usr/local/bin/run   31 seconds ago    Up 31 seconds>80/tcp   stupefied_morse

But lets stop it with that 'holdhash' feature


And start it back up again


Handy right? Well what if we what to shell into that container? av will help you here (need docker 1.3+)


Lets shut it down


And perminantly remove it


How many times did you not have to type docker? Make your life easy with av-docker!