How to rebuild docker container in docker-compose.yml?

Better Stack Team
Updated on April 14, 2023

To rebuild a Docker container specified in a docker-compose.yml file, you can use the docker-compose build command. Here are the steps to rebuild a container:

  1. Navigate to the directory containing the docker-compose.yml file.
  2. Run the docker-compose build command with the name of the service you want to rebuild. For example, if your docker-compose.yml file specifies a service named web, you would run:

    docker-compose build web
  3. This will rebuild the web service, including any dependencies specified in the docker-compose.yml file.

  4. Once the build is complete, you can start the containers using the docker-compose up command. If you want to start the containers in detached mode, you can use the d option:

    docker-compose up -d

    This will start the containers and run them in the background.

Note that if you make changes to the docker-compose.yml file itself, you may need to use the docker-compose up command with the --build option to rebuild all of the services:

docker-compose up --build

This will rebuild all of the services specified in the docker-compose.yml file, regardless of whether they have changed.

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