How do you create a container in docker?

A container for a specified image can be created in docker by the below command:


> docker create [options] <image_name> <initial_command>

This command takes an existing docker image name as a parameter and returns a container_id for the created container. This container_id is used for working with the created container

A container for a specified image can be created in docker by the below command:


> docker create [options] <image_name> <initial_command>

This command takes an existing docker image name as a parameter and returns a container_id for the created container. This container_id is used for working with the created container

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