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Node.JS wrapper for low-level HTTP interface


Using unix sockets (most secure)

// Sockets are used by default. 
var docker = require('')({ socketPath: '/var/run/docker.sock' });

Using TCP connection

// You must specify socketPath: false to indicate you want to use TCP connections. 
var docker = require('')({ socketPath: false, host: 'http://localhost', port: '4243'});

The defaults for the connection options are:

API calls

Here is an example API call, more examples can be found here

var options = {}; // all options listed in the REST documentation for Docker are supported. 
docker.containers.list(options /* optional*/, function(err, res) {
    if (err) throw err;
    console.log("data returned from Docker as JS object: ", res);

API calls (w/streams)

docker.containers.attach('hi74y2i34yi23', {stream: true, stdout: true, stderr: true, tty: true}, function(err, stream) {
docker.containers.attach('hi74y2i34yi23', ({stream: true, stdout: true, stderr: true, tty: false}, function(err, stream) {
  docker.demuxStream(stream, process.stdout, process.stderr);
docker.image.create({fromImage: 'ubuntu'}, function(err, stream) {



Concerned that your PR would change too much? File a ticket, I am willing to hear arguments for change :)



- A MAJOR issue was fixed where the wrong endpoints were being called. If you were using a 0.9.x version of already, you should upgrade ASAP!


- Uses docker-modem now for a better shared codebase with the community!
- Known issues: attach still needs to be updated for the new API


- Streams! APIs that have a streaming response, returns a Stream object now!
- Now has support for ALL API  endpoints
- Attach endpoint now works again
- Known issues: attach still needs to be updated for the new API


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