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"Docker for Mac" components without the app?


(Lukejanicke) #1

I’m enjoying using the new Docker for Mac. I was wondering whether it would be possible to get a binary for the part that manages the VM so you can just use Terminal commands and not have to install an app. The new app is light and nice and all things spice. Just wondering if there’s an app-less way to do “Docker for Mac” with the new HyperKit method for virtualisation. Seems probably not as the app itself manages the one VM. But I kinda liked having three binaries in /usr/local/bin to run all my Docker containers.

I won’t go back to the Toolbox environment. This is just an academic question only.


(Nathan Le Claire) #2

You could theoretically cobble together your own from https://github.com/docker/hyperkit, however the “Docker for Mac experience” is intended to be presented as one seamless and smooth component.


(Lukejanicke) #3

And it is indeed smooth and seamless. I’ll look into the HyperKit repository a bit.