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What to do if a Docker container immediately exits

Published Jul 15 2020

If you run a container using docker run and it immediately exits and every time you press the Start button in Docker Desktop it exits again, there is a problem.

The way to figure out what is wrong is to run docker logs, adding the name of the container at the end:

You can also click the Container name in Docker Desktop, and it will show a list of logs:

In this case after a quick Google search I realized I used a single quote in my CMD command.

Note that to fix problems like this, you need to remove the container, but also delete the image and rebuild it.

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