/Docker 19

docker wait


Block until one or more containers stop, then print their exit codes


docker wait CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]

Parent command

Command Description
docker The base command for the Docker CLI.


Start a container in the background.

$ docker run -dit --name=my_container ubuntu bash

Run docker wait, which should block until the container exits.

$ docker wait my_container

In another terminal, stop the first container. The docker wait command above returns the exit code.

$ docker stop my_container

This is the same docker wait command from above, but it now exits, returning 0.

$ docker wait my_container


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