How to use the Docker-compose exec command line


With this subcommand you can run arbitrary commands in your services. Commands are by default allocating a TTY, so you can use a command such as docker-compose exec web sh to get an interactive prompt.

docker-compose exec nginx sh
docker-compose exec php sh
/etc/nginx #
PHP Version
docker exec `docker ps | grep '9000/tcp' |awk '{print $1}'` php -v
php -v
docker-compose exec php sh|php -v

Docker-compose exec Help Commands and Options

  docker-compose exec [options] [-e KEY=VAL...] SERVICE COMMAND [ARGS...]

-d, --detach
Detached mode: Run command in the background.
Give extended privileges to the process.
-u, --user USER
Run the command as this user.
Disable pseudo-tty allocation. By default `docker-compose exec` allocates a TTY.
index of the container if there are multiple instances of a service [default: 1]
-e, --env KEY=VAL
Set environment variables (can be used multiple times, not supported in API < 1.25)
-w, --workdir
DIR Path to workdir directory for this command.