docker-cmd

A Docker NodeJS lib wrapping the Docker command line and managing it from a json file.

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A Docker NodeJS lib wrapping the Docker command line and managing it from a json file.

Installation

npm install -g docker-cmd or as a dependency in your package.json if you want to use it as a library.

If you have installed NodeJS on a debian based system with official packages, you have to create a symlink in order to have node command in the path (like said here):

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node

Usage

docker-cm (for "docker command manager") will read a dockerdesc.json file and call docker with the parameters described in that file.

docker-cm executes the given docker command, reading arguments from the given dockerdesc file and the given options and args.

Usage: docker-cm [options] [dockerOptions] <commandName> [descriptionOptions] <descriptionTarget> [commandOptions] [commandArgs]

Options:
 -h, --help               output usage information
 -V, --version            output the version number
 -C, --dockerdesc <PATH>  Specify the path to the dockerdesc file. Defaults to <./dockerdesc.json>

DockerOptions:      All the options you want to pass to docker command before the command name

CommandName:        The docker command name to execute

DescriptionOptions: Options depending on the command, overriding the ones from the dockerdesc

DescriptionTarget:  Name of the target to read from the dockerdesc

CommandOptions:     All the options to override from the dockerdesc file

CommandArgs:        The args to pass to the docker command, after the command options, overriding those described in the dockerdesc file

The dockerdesc.json file allows you to store the arguments you want to give to the docker command, enhanced by a templates system.

Here is the format :

{
    "templates": {
        "a_docker_command": {
            "name_of_a_template": {
                "a_specific_option_for_that_command": "its_value",
                "dockerOptions": {
                    "a_docker_option": "its_value"
                },
                "options": {
                    "a_docker_option_for_that_command": "its_value",
                    "_": ["args", "to", "pass", "after", "the", "options"]
                }
            }
        }
    },
    "a_docker_command": {
        "a_description_target_name": {
            "a_specific_option_for_that_command": "its_value",
            "templates": ["name_of_a_template", "name_of_another_template"],
            "dockerOptions": {
                "a_docker_option": "its_value"
            },
            "options": {
                "a_docker_option_for_that_command": "its_value",
                "_": ["args", "to", "pass", "after", "the", "options"]
            }
        }
    }
}
  • a_docker_command is for example run or build or another docker command
  • a_docker_option is for example host or H which corresponds to --host or -H of docker command line options (before the COMMAND).
  • a_specific_option_for_that_command is a specific option used by docker-cm for the docker command it refers to
  • a_docker_option_for_that_command is an option for the docker command it refers to. For example, it is detach or p for --detach or -p options for the run command. See the options definition section for more information.
  • "_" property in the options section is used for the arguments passed to the docker command after its options
  • templates in description sections is a list of the templates to use for that description. A template named default will always be used by every descriptions without specifying it. Check the templates definition section for more information.

Build specific options

"build": {
  "name_of_the_build": {
    "path": {string} Path to the Dockerfile parent dir or path to the Dockerfile (relative to the dockerdesc.json file)
    "buildParent": {boolean=true} Whether to build parent or not
    "buildTagFromBuildName": {boolean=true} - Whether to automatically add a "-tag" for the build command from the name of the build description

By default, when building an image, docker-cm will look in the target Dockerfile the FROM instruction in order to check if that "parent" image is described itself in the dockerdesc.json. If it is the case, and buildParent is true, docker-cm will first build the parent image.

You can use either the path property or the options._ one.

Run descriptions

"run": {
  "name_of_the_run": {
    "image": {string} Image name to run
    "command": {string[]} The command and its args
    "useRunName": {boolean=true} Whether to automatically add a "--name" for the run command from the name of the run description

You can use either the image property then command one or the options._ one.

Options

The options (both for run or build docker command) are the arguments that will be passed to docker directly. For example, if you want to run docker run --interactive=true -t ubuntu the options json object will be :

"options": {
  "interactive": true,
  "t": null
}

Templates

"templates": {
  "build": {
    "name_of_that_build_template": {
      // same json part as a normal build description
    }
  },
  "run": {
    "name_of_that_run_template": {
      // same json part as a normal run description

In the templates, you set the properties that will be added to the description (run, build or another command) which call them by specifying "templates": ["name_of_one_template", "name_of_a_second_one"].

If you name a template "default", it will be activated by default without specifying it in a "templates" property.

Defaults

Here are the defaults that are applied if not specified.

Default run description:

{
    "useRunName": true
}

Default build description:

{
    "buildTagFromBuildName": true,
    "buildParent": true
}

Example

Here is a sample dockerdesc.json file :

{
    "templates": {
        "run": {
            "default": {
                "options": {
                    "tty": "true",
                    "detach": "true",
                    "interactive": "true"
                }
            },
            "attached": {
                "options": {
                    "detach": "false",
                }
            }
        }
    },
    "build": {
        "iorga_group/java7": {
            "path": "java7",
            "options": {
                "tag": "java"
            }
        },
        "iorga_group/tomcat7": {
            "path": "tomcat7"
        }
    },
    "run": {
        "tomcat7": {
            "image": "iorga_group/tomcat7",
            "options": {
                "publish": ["8080:8080", "8009:8009"]
            }
        },
        "tomcat7-backup": {
            "image": "ubuntu",
            "templates": "attached",
            "options": {
                "rm": true,
                "volumes-from": "tomcat7",
                "volume": "/tmp:/tmp"
            },
            "command": ["/bin/bash", "-c", "cd /opt/tomcat7 && tar czf /tmp/tomcat7_backup.tgz ./"]
        }
    }
}

Using DockerCmd

Here is a sample code :

var DockerCmd = require("docker-cmd");
var dockerCmd = new DockerCmd();

dockerCmd.build({tag: 'test', _: './test'}, null, function(dockerBuildExitCode) {
  console.log('test built');
  
  if (dockerBuildExitCode === 0) {
    dockerCmd.run({name: 'test', _: 'test'}, null, function(dockerRunExitCode) {
      console.log('test run and finished.');
    });
  }
});

That object will call the docker command with all the options you gave as a first parameter.

The second parameter is used for dockerOptions (with a host property for example).

It has no complex logic and will just call the docker command with the given parameters.

Find the complete doc directly in DockerCmd sources.

Using DockerCmdManager

Here is a sample code :

var DockerCmdManager = require("docker-cmd").Manager;
var dockerCmdManager = new DockerCmdManager('./test/dockerdesc.json');

dockerCmdManager.build('test', function(dockerBuildExitCode) {
  console.log('test built');
  
  if (dockerBuildExitCode === 0) {
    dockerCmdManager.run('test', function(dockerRunExitCode) {
      console.log('test run and finished.');
    });
  }
});

That object will read a dockerdesc.json file and call a DockerCmd with the parameters specified in the dockerdesc.

DockerCmdManager handles dependencies between builds for build command.

docker-cm command line uses that object.

Find the complete doc directly in DockerCmdManager sources.

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