Docker Starting and stopping containers


Example

To stop a running container:

docker stop <container> [<container>...]

This will send the main process in the container a SIGTERM, followed by a SIGKILL if it doesn't stop within the grace period. The name of each container is printed as it stops.

To start a container which is stopped:

docker start <container> [<container>...]

This will start each container passed in the background; the name of each container is printed as it starts. To start the container in the foreground, pass the -a (--attach) flag.