When you manage docker containers on a server, you typically have two choices:
- Install & deploy a web-based GUI
- Manage your containers from command line
Wouldn't it be nice if there was something in between? If we could manage the containers & images right from the terminal in a better and faster way? That's when lazydocker comes into the rescue.
The highlighting features from lazydocker are:
- viewing the state of your docker or docker-compose container environment at a glance
- viewing logs for a container/service
- viewing ascii graphs of your containers' metrics so that you can not only feel but also look like a developer
- customizing those graphs to measure nearly any metric you want
- attaching to a container/service
- restarting/removing/rebuilding containers/services
- viewing the ancestor layers of a given image
- pruning containers, images, or volumes that are hogging up disk space
And the fact that, all of these you can do with some fantastic keyboard shortcuts in a matter of seconds, is just awesome.
So, if you don't want to deal with the complications of the standard CLI commands of docker, lazydocker is a great handy little tool for you.
And finally, don't think: you're being lazy by using this tool. You're being productive and efficient. So what are you waiting for more? Go, give it a shot.
Happy productive hours!
Thanks & take care!