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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.

Syntax:

docker cp [OPTIONS] SRC_PATH DEST_PATH

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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