Docker containers provide an isolated environment for running applications, but there are times when you need to transfer files between your host machine and a Docker container.
Docker simplifies this process with the docker cp command, allowing you to copy files seamlessly. In this blog post, we'll walk through the steps to copy files from the host to a Docker container and vice versa.
Copying from Host to Container
To copy files from your host machine to a Docker container, use the following command:
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Ensure that the Docker container is running when you perform the copy operation.
If you need to copy files to or from a stopped container, consider using Docker volumes or creating a temporary container to facilitate the file transfer.
Copying files between your host machine and Docker containers is a straightforward process with the docker cp command.
Whether you're deploying applications or managing data within containers, this method proves invaluable for seamless file transfer. Experiment with these commands and streamline your Docker workflows today!
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