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Docker 1.7 docker exec now launchs as root unlike docker 1.6 1.5


(Jvodan) #1

in docker 1.5 and 1.6 “docker exec container cmd” would launch the cmd as the user that was specified in either the docker create/run command or in the dockerfile used to create ‘container’. Now it runs as root unless the user name is specified in the docker exec command.

Is there a way to revert to pre 1.7 behaviour ?

I very much liked the idea that containers could exist in which root could never run.
It feels like a feature vanished!