docker-cp

Copy files or directories between host and container filesystems.

TLDR

Copy a file or directory from the host to a container

$ docker cp [path/to/file_or_directory_on_host] [container_name]:[path/to/file_or_directory_in_container]
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Copy a file or directory from a container to the host

$ docker cp [container_name]:[path/to/file_or_directory_in_container] [path/to/file_or_directory_on_host]
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Copy a file or directory from the host to a container, following symlinks (copies the symlinked files directly, not the symlinks themselves)

$ docker cp --follow-link [path/to/symlink_on_host] [container_name]:[path/to/file_or_directory_in_container]
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SYNOPSIS

docker cp [OPTIONS] CONTAINER:SRC_PATH DEST_PATH|- docker cp [OPTIONS] SRC_PATH|- CONTAINER:DEST_PATH

DESCRIPTION

Alias for docker container cp.

OPTIONS

-a, --archive[=false] Archive mode (copy all uid/gid information)

-L, --follow-link[=false] Always follow symbol link in SRC_PATH

-h, --help[=false] help for cp

SEE ALSO

docker(1)

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