Command Line Usage
Assuming you already followed the installation steps in the readme, there are also a number of command line switches you can use with DockSTARTer.
Command Line Switches
Run The Install Script
sudo ds -i
This script does the following:
- Updates your system using
sed(git should already be installed if you started with the install instructions on the main page, but it's here just in case)
- Installs yq - by installing LSIO's helper script to run
yqfrom inside a docker container, used for piecing together YAML files
- Installs docker - by downloading via the official docker-install script, used to run containers
- Installs docker machine completion - by downloading the binary from source and installing it locally, provides tab completion for docker in bash shell (just a nice extra to have)
- Installs docker-compose - by installing LSIO's helper script to run
docker-composefrom inside a docker container, allows configuring of containers to be run together instead of individually running each one
- Installs docker compose completion - by downloading the binary from source and installing it locally, provides tab completion for docker-compose in bash shell (just a nice extra to have)
When the script finishes it will display a message informing you to reboot if this is the first time you've ran it.
Run The Compose Generator
sudo ds -c
This script verifies the dependencies above and installs or updates them as needed, then creates a file
~/.docker/compose/docker-compose.yml based on the variables you configured in your
~/.docker/compose/.env file. The generator script will run your selected containers after creating the file.
We encourage you to have a look at the generated
docker-compose.yml file, however if you wish to make changes please consider using overrides. Please review the Technical Info and Overrides / Introduction pages.
If you make any changes to your
.env file (such as changing a port or enabling a new app) you need to rerun the generator which will rebuild only the affected containers.
sudo ds -u
This should get you the latest changes to DockSTARTer. This will also backup and update your
You may separately backup and update your
.env file with the following command.
sudo ds -e
Then you may want to edit your
.env file and run the generator again to bring up new apps or changes to existing apps.
Setup Your Environment
If you do not yet have a
sudo ds -e
Edit the file using something like
nano ~/.docker/compose/.env (CTRL+X will prompt to save and exit the nano editor)
Application Specific Variables
You can add the variables required to run an app by running:
sudo ds -a <APPNAME>
## Example: sudo ds -a sonarr
.env file fill have a variable named
<APPNAME>_ENABLED that you can set to
true and then run the Compose Generator to start the app.
You may also need to fill in or adjust any other variables prefixed with the
<APPNAME>_ that you're enabling.
This is the best place to change the app's external default ports.
You can remove the variables for an app by running:
sudo ds -r <APPNAME>
## Example: sudo ds -r sonarr
You can also remove all variables for all apps that are disabled by running:
sudo ds -r
You will be prompted individually for each app and shown what will be removed.
Cleanup Unused Docker Resources
sudo ds -p
This cleans up the DS install,
p stands for prune in this case. This recovers space from old images if they were somehow left over.