NAME

podman-start - Start one or more containers

SYNOPSIS

podman start [options] container

podman container start [options] container

DESCRIPTION

Start one or more containers using 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. Starting an already running container with the --attach option, Podman simply attaches to the container.

OPTIONS

--all

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

--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 “” disables this feature. The default is ctrl-p,ctrl-q.

This option can also be set in containers.conf(5) file.

--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 (CID prefix match by default; 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

--interactive, -i

When set to true, keep stdin open even if not attached. The default is false.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. Note: the last started container can be from other users of Podman on the host machine. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)

--sig-proxy

Proxy received signals to the container process (non-TTY mode only). SIGCHLD, SIGSTOP, and SIGKILL are not proxied.

The default is true when attaching, false otherwise.

EXAMPLE

podman start mywebserver

podman start 860a4b231279 5421ab43b45

podman start --interactive --attach 860a4b231279

podman start -i -l

SEE ALSO

podman(1)

HISTORY

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