How do I detach from a Docker container?
Simply so, how do I run a docker container in detached mode?
To start a container in detached mode, you use -d=true or just -d option. By design, containers started in detached mode exit when the root process used to run the container exits, unless you also specify the --rm option.
One may also ask, how do you come out of container without stopping it? To detach from the container without stopping it, use the CTRL-p CTRL-q key combination. Pressing CTRL-c stops the container.
Similarly, it is asked, how do I get out of a docker container without exiting it?
You can use the --detach-keys option when you run docker attach to override the default CTRL+P, CTRL + Q sequence (that doesn't always work). For example, when you run docker attach --detach-keys="ctrl-a" test and you press CTRL+A you will exit the container, without killing it.
How do I keep Docker containers running in the background?
If you would like to keep your container running in detached mode, you need to run something in the foreground. An easy way to do this is to tail the /dev/null device as the CMD or ENTRYPOINT command of your Docker image. This command could also run as the last step in a custom script used with CMD or ENTRYPOINT .