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Immersive terminal interface for managing docker containers, services and images

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Install the API module as a dependency in your project so you can easily use it to query Operations Orchestration REST API

npm install -g dockly


Just fire up dockly and it will automatically connect to your localhost docker daemon through the unix socket:


Command line options:

It's also possible to provide command line options for dockly to customize the docker connection

Param Type Description
-s or --socketPath string Docker socket to connect to
-H or --host string Remote docker daemon host to connect to
-P or --port string Remote docker port to connect to
-T or --protocol http | https | ssh Remote docker protocol to connect to
--containerFilters string String to apply to filter shown containers
-h or --help null Display help
-v or --version null Display version information


This is a string that could be used to filter the shown containers; its format is in the x-www-form-urlencoded style and the filters you could apply are listed here:

Example: --containerFilters="name=test&status=running" to only show running container which name match test.

Docker Support

Run from docker

You can run dockly using docker:

docker run -it --rm -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock lirantal/dockly


If you wish to build dockly as a docker image yourself, you can run the following:

$ docker build -t dockly .

$ docker run -it --rm --name dockly -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock dockly


  1. Unsupported Node.js version

If you're getting the following error in your CLI:

root@neo:~# dockly
constructor (utils = new Map()) {

SyntaxError: Unexpected token =
at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:53:16)
at Module._compile (module.js:374:25)

Or this kind of error:

Trace: TypeError: Object.values is not a function                                                                                                            
    at screen.toggleMode (/home/vokiel/.nvm/versions/node/v6.11.1/lib/node_modules/dockly/src/screen.js:149:35)
    at Screen.screen.key (/home/vokiel/.nvm/versions/node/v6.11.1/lib/node_modules/dockly/src/screen.js:190:12)
    at Screen.EventEmitter._emit

This is most likely because you're using an unsupported Node.js version. Dockly requires Node.js v7.6 and above

  1. PuTTY displays garbled text

Follow the steps in this comment to enable VT100 support on the settings for the window

  1. Icons not working properly

set LANG and LC_ALL to c.UTF-8 like so

export LANG=C.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=C.UTF-8

for more info please see this issue


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