% DOCKER(1) Docker User Manuals % Docker Community % JUNE 2014


docker-start - Start one or more containers


docker start [-a|--attach] [--detach-keys[=[]]] [--help] [-i|--interactive] CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]


Start one or more containers.


-a, --attach=true|false Attach container's STDOUT and STDERR and forward all signals to the process. The default is false.

--detach-keys="" Override the key sequence for detaching a container. Format is a single character [a-Z] or ctrl-<value> where <value> is one of: a-z, @, ^, [, , or _.

--help Print usage statement

-i, --interactive=true|false Attach container's STDIN. The default is false.

See also

docker-stop(1) to stop a container.


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