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Understanding Docker: part 1 – Retrieve & Pull images

Aurélie Vache
Cloud Developer - Google Developer Expert on Cloud - CKAD - Speaker - Sketchnoter - Technical writer - Conferences organizer - "Duchess France" women in tech association Leader - Mentor
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Understanding Docker can be difficult or time-consuming. In order to spread knowledges about Cloud technologies I started to create sketchnotes about Docker. I think it could be a good way, more visual, to explain Docker (and others technologies like Kubernetes and Istio).

We start the serie of Docker Sketchnotes with a focus about retrieve and pull images.

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If you are interested, I published all the sketchnotes on Docker (and new ones!) to make a "book" of 93 pages: "Understanding Docker in a visual way".

As usual, if you like theses sketchnotes, you can follow me, and tell me what do you think. I will publish others sketchs shortly :-).

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Vinicius Rio • Edited

Sketchnotes were unknown to me, but is very easy to read and understand. I have one question: this command

$ docker pull myrepo/ubuntu:lastest
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get all layers from this latest version, right?

$ docker pull-all-tags ubuntu 
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And get all versions/tags from the repository, right?

Say that, which a difference between getting all layers from a tag and getting all tags?

Thanks!

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Aurélie Vache Author

Docker pull my-image:version allows you to pull only one image in only one version.
For example you want to pull the latest version of Ubuntu images.

Second commands allows you to pull (retrieve) all the version of an image.

A version is specified in a tag.

Is it a little bit clear?

Thanks

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Hwa-Seon

Bonjour Aurélie, this is really nice ! Thanks for sharing your work.