Docker Tutorials: “docker wait” command explained with example tutorial

“docker wait” is equivalent to “docker container wait”.

If you are looking for Docker Compose wait for container one before starting container second? please refer this article.

  • Docker Compose Wait til dependency container is fully up before launching
  • Docker Compose Wait for Container using Wait Tool

Block until one or more containers stop, then print their exit codes means this command would to wait until Docker container stops and print a exit code.

Docker wait command example

Start a container in the background.
$ docker run -dit --name=my_container ubuntu bash

Run docker wait, which should block until the container exits.
$ docker wait my_container

In another terminal, stop the first container. The docker wait command above returns the exit code.
$ docker stop my_container

This is the same docker wait command from above, but it now exits, returning 0.

$ docker wait my_container



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