Podman Command Cheat Sheet on Linux

Updated: 5 days ago

Podman is a Linux native tool designed to find, run, build, share and deploy applications using Open Containers Initiative ( OCI) Containers and Container Images. We collect this basic podman cheat sheet to help you learn it efficiently.

Podman Cheat Sheet

podman run --rm -it [--name name] image:tag command

  • Run a container based on a given image.

  • --rm Remove the container after it exits

  • -it Connects the container to the terminal

  • --name name Connect the container to the terminal

  • image:tag The image used to create the container

  • command A command to run (/bin/bash for example)

  • -d Run the container in the background

  • -p 8080:32000 Expose container port 8080 as localhost:32000

  • -v /var/lib/mydb:/var/lib/db Map the /var/lib/mydb directory on localhost to a volume named /var/lib/db inside the container

podman commit container newImage:tag

Create a new image based on the current state of a running container

podman create [--name name] image:tag

Create (but don’t start) a container from an image

podman start container

Start an existing container from an image

podman restart container

Restart an existing container

podman wait container1 [container2...]

Wait on one or more containers to stop

podman stop container

Stop a running container gracefully

podman kill container

Send a signal to a running container

podman rm [-f] container

Remove a container (use -f if the container is running)

podman stats container

Display a live stream of a container’s resource usage

podman inspect container

Return metadata (in JSON) about a running container


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