Is there's an option to start a container immediately on creation? Looking through the Create a Container docs I can't see one, but I suspect something like this may already exist.


Can you take the container id from the response of Create a Container, then pass it into Start a Container?

  • Adding detail from the links would really improve the answer. Links break and that means the answer is no longer useful. – Dave M Feb 19 '14 at 19:45

Ended up doing as @dannyla mentions. Using Dockerode:

  function createContainer(cb){
    log('Creating container')
    // http://docs.docker.io/en/latest/reference/api/docker_remote_api_v1.9/#create-a-container
      // Exposedports, Cmd, etc come from image
      Image: imageName,
      name: containerName
    }, cb);

  function startContainer(container, cb){
    // http://docs.docker.io/en/latest/reference/api/docker_remote_api_v1.9/#start-a-container
    log('Starting new container')

] .... )

Added as as answer because sample code could be useful.

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