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Docker Compose Commands

I am using golang:1.14.7-alpine to build and run a test go application. I have the docker-compose file with “command:” line but I can only run one command. How can I run two or more commands?


You can use an entrypoint script.

entrypoint: /code/

A similar command is available in the Dockerfile.

What would that .sh file look like? For instance, so I want to run:

go version
go run .

It is just a shell script where you put all the commands that you want to execute.

You can also see this information by running docker-compose --help from the command line.

Define and run multi-container applications with Docker.

docker-compose [-f …] [options] [COMMAND] [ARGS…]
docker-compose -h|–help

-f, --file FILE Specify an alternate compose file
(default: docker-compose.yml)
-p, --project-name NAME Specify an alternate project name
(default: directory name)
–verbose Show more output
–log-level LEVEL Set log level (DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR, CRITICAL)
–no-ansi Do not print ANSI control characters
-v, --version Print version and exit
-H, --host HOST Daemon socket to connect to

–tls Use TLS; implied by --tlsverify
–tlscacert CA_PATH Trust certs signed only by this CA
–tlscert CLIENT_CERT_PATH Path to TLS certificate file
–tlskey TLS_KEY_PATH Path to TLS key file
–tlsverify Use TLS and verify the remote
–skip-hostname-check Don’t check the daemon’s hostname against the
name specified in the client certificate
–project-directory PATH Specify an alternate working directory
(default: the path of the Compose file)
–compatibility If set, Compose will attempt to convert deploy
keys in v3 files to their non-Swarm equivalent

build Build or rebuild services
bundle Generate a Docker bundle from the Compose file
config Validate and view the Compose file
create Create services
down Stop and remove containers, networks, images, and volumes
events Receive real time events from containers
exec Execute a command in a running container
help Get help on a command
images List images
kill Kill containers
logs View output from containers
pause Pause services
port Print the public port for a port binding
ps List containers
pull Pull service images
push Push service images
restart Restart services
rm Remove stopped containers
run Run a one-off command
scale Set number of containers for a service
start Start services
stop Stop services
top Display the running processes
unpause Unpause services
up Create and start containers
version Show the Docker-Compose version information
You can use Docker Compose binary, docker-compose [-f …] [options] [COMMAND] [ARGS…], to build and manage multiple services in Docker containers.