% DOCKER(1) Docker User Manuals % Docker Community % JUNE 2014
docker-tag - Tag an image into a repository
docker tag [--help] NAME[:TAG] NAME[:TAG]
Assigns a new alias to an image in a registry. An alias refers to the entire image name including the optional
TAG after the ‘:’.
--help Print usage statement.
NAME The image name which is made up of slash-separated name components, optionally prefixed by a registry hostname. The hostname must comply with standard DNS rules, but may not contain underscores. If a hostname is present, it may optionally be followed by a port number in the format
:8080. If not present, the command uses Docker's public registry located at
registry-1.docker.io by default. Name components may contain lowercase characters, digits and separators. A separator is defined as a period, one or two underscores, or one or more dashes. A name component may not start or end with a separator.
TAG The tag assigned to the image to version and distinguish images with the same name. The tag name may contain lowercase and uppercase characters, digits, underscores, periods and dashes. A tag name may not start with a period or a dash and may contain a maximum of 128 characters.
To tag a local image with ID “0e5574283393” into the “fedora” repository with “version1.0”:
docker tag 0e5574283393 fedora/httpd:version1.0
To tag a local image with name “httpd” into the “fedora” repository with “version1.0”:
docker tag httpd fedora/httpd:version1.0
Note that since the tag name is not specified, the alias is created for an existing local version
To tag a local image with name “httpd” and tag “test” into the “fedora” repository with “version1.0.test”:
docker tag httpd:test fedora/httpd:version1.0.test
To push an image to a private registry and not the central Docker registry you must tag it with the registry hostname and port (if needed).
docker tag 0e5574283393 myregistryhost:5000/fedora/httpd:version1.0
April 2014, Originally compiled by William Henry (whenry at redhat dot com) based on docker.com source material and internal work. June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit SvenDowideit@home.org.au July 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit SvenDowideit@home.org.au April 2015, updated by Mary Anthony for v2 email@example.com June 2015, updated by Sally O'Malley firstname.lastname@example.org