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Attach to an Existing Container

(Huyennguyen2302) #1

Hi all,

I created an Ubuntu container, and then got out of it using Ctrl+C. I tried $ docker restart [image], and then I saw the correct container ID. Then, I tried running $ docker attach [container ID], but then I got this error messga: You cannot attach to a stopped container, start it first. Then, I verified this by runnign $ docker ps, and I did not see the container I restarted earlier.

I have no idea what’s going on. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it.


(Dann Church) #2

From the description, it seems pretty certain that the container exited after your docker restart command. You should be able to see the container using the “docker ps -a” command, which will also show you the exit code. To investigate why it exited, you can run the "docker logs " command to see what output there is.


(Simog) #3

Control+c kills the container. You have to exit with control+p, control+q if you want to deattach without stopping the container.