Docker :: How to work with your Favorite Editor into a Container ?

Java Developers  don’t like vi  editor … 2  easy options  to work with netbeans or eclipse and git

Option 1: Using Shared Volumes

Docker allows for mounting local directories into containers using the shared volumes feature.

Just use the -v switch to specify the local directory path that you wish to mount,  along with the location where it should be mounted within the running container:

docker run -d -P –name <name of your container> -v /path/to/local/directory:/path/to/container/directory <image name> …

Using this command, the host’s directory becomes accessible to the container under the path you specify.
This is particularly useful when developing locally, as you can use your favorite editor to work locally, commit code to Git, and pull the latest code from remote branches.

Your application will run inside a container,
isolating it away from any processes you have running on your development laptop.  The container instance will also have access to other instances, such as those running to provide databases, message brokers and other services.

You can read more about how volumes work from the Docker user guide.

In this scenario, all containers on the same host would share the same shared codebase and binaries at the same time.
Versioning of code should occur within the Docker image, not at the host volume.
Therefore, it’s not recommended to use shared volumes in production.

Option 2: Using the ADD or COPY command

You can use the COPY command within a Dockerfile to copy files from the local filesystem into a specific directory within the container.

The following Dockerfile example would recursively add the current working directory into the /app directory of the container image:

# Dockerfile for a Ruby 2.6 container

FROM ruby:2.6

RUN mkdir /app
COPY . /app

The ADD command is similar to the COPY command, but has the added advantage of fetching remote URLs and extracting tarballs.


To access the port 81 —>  http://localhost:81/

docker run -d -p 81:80 -v /path/to/local/directory:/path/to/container/directory <image name> ...

To access the port 82 —>  http://localhost:82/

docker run -d -p 82:80 -v /path/to/local/directory:/path/to/container/directory <image name> ...

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