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Docker – cp

Docker cp command

Docker cp command is used to copy files between docker host system and container machine. This will work even the docker container is not running.



Copy File from Container to Host

Copy a file /opt/testfile.txt from container id 043869c58300 to host machine /tmp directory. use following example.

$ docker cp 043869c58300:/opt/testfile.txt /tmp

You can also use container name instead of container ID.

Copy File from Host to Container

Also, copy a file /opt/newfile.txt from host system to container ( id 043869c58300) /opt directory. use following example.

$ docker cp /opt/newfile.txt 043869c58300:/opt/
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