NAME

podman-start - Start one or more containers

SYNOPSIS

podman start [options] container

podman container start [options] container

DESCRIPTION

Start one or more containers. You may use container IDs or names as input. The attach and interactive options cannot be used to override the --tty and --interactive options from when the container was created. If you attempt to start a running container with the --attach option, podman will simply attach to the container.

OPTIONS

--attach, -a

Attach container’s STDOUT and STDERR. The default is false. This option cannot be used when starting multiple containers.

--detach-keys=sequence

Specify the key sequence for detaching a container. Format is a single character [a-Z] or one or more ctrl-<value> characters where <value> is one of: a-z, @, ^, [, , or _. Specifying “” will disable this feature. The default is ctrl-p,ctrl-q.

--interactive, -i

Attach container’s STDIN. The default is false.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. If you use methods other than Podman to run containers such as CRI-O, the last started container could be from either of those methods. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client)

--sig-proxy

Proxy received signals to the process (non-TTY mode only). SIGCHLD, SIGSTOP, and SIGKILL are not proxied. The default is true when attaching, false otherwise.

--all

Start all the containers created by Podman, default is only running containers.

--filter, -f

Filter what containers are going to be started from the given arguments. Multiple filters can be given with multiple uses of the --filter flag. Filters with the same key work inclusive with the only exception being label which is exclusive. Filters with different keys always work exclusive.

Valid filters are listed below:

Filter

Description

id

[ID] Container’s ID (accepts regex)

name

[Name] Container’s name (accepts regex)

label

[Key] or [Key=Value] Label assigned to a container

exited

[Int] Container’s exit code

status

[Status] Container’s status: ‘created’, ‘exited’, ‘paused’, ‘running’, ‘unknown’

ancestor

[ImageName] Image or descendant used to create container

before

[ID] or [Name] Containers created before this container

since

[ID] or [Name] Containers created since this container

volume

[VolumeName] or [MountpointDestination] Volume mounted in container

health

[Status] healthy or unhealthy

pod

[Pod] name or full or partial ID of pod

network

[Network] name or full ID of network

EXAMPLE

podman start mywebserver

podman start 860a4b231279 5421ab43b45

podman start --interactive --attach 860a4b231279

podman start -i -l

SEE ALSO

podman(1), podman-create(1)

HISTORY

November 2018, Originally compiled by Brent Baude mailto:bbaude@redhat.com