On OS X and Windows, Machine is installed along with other Docker products when you install the Docker Toolbox. For details on installing Docker Toolbox, see the Mac OS X installation instructions or Windows installation instructions.
If you want only Docker Machine, you can install the Machine binaries directly by following the instructions in the next section. You can find the latest versions of the binaries are on the docker/machine release page on GitHub.
Install the Docker binary.
Download the Docker Machine binary and extract it to your PATH.
If you are running OS X or Linux:
$ curl -L https://github.com/docker/machine/releases/download/v0.6.0/docker-machine-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-machine && \ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-machine
If you are running Windows with git bash
$ if [[ ! -d "$HOME/bin" ]]; then mkdir -p "$HOME/bin"; fi && \ curl -L https://github.com/docker/machine/releases/download/v0.6.0/docker-machine-Windows-x86_64.exe > "$HOME/bin/docker-machine.exe" && \ chmod +x "$HOME/bin/docker-machine.exe"
Otherwise, download one of the releases from the docker/machine release page directly.
Check the installation by displaying the Machine version:
$ docker-machine version docker-machine version 0.6.0, build 61388e9
The Machine repository supplies several
bash scripts that add features such as:
docker-machine usesubcommand to switch the active machine
To install the scripts, copy or link them into your
/usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d directory. To enable the
docker-machine shell prompt, add
$(__docker_machine_ps1) to your
PS1 setting in
PS1='[\u@\h \W$(__docker_machine_ps1)]\$ '
You can find additional documentation in the comments at the top of each script.
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