Docker Installation Scripts – CLI, Machine, Compose, Version Manager

Docker Toolbox is cool! It is a single point download that gives you everything to get started with Docker. But it comes with other tools like VirtualBox and Kitematic which you may not want. So what do you do?

You install the tools that you like using CLI. This blog shows how to do exactly that.

All the commands are installed in the /usr/bin/local directory.

Latest Docker CLI

This command downloads and installs the latest Docker CLI.

curl -L > /usr/local/bin/docker && \
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker

Another simpler way to install and manage different versions of CLI are using Docker Version Manager or dvm.

DVM provides a decent set of commands:

~ > dvm <TAB>
alias        help         list-alias   ls-alias     uninstall    use
current      install      list-remote  ls-remote    unload       version
deactivate   list         ls           unalias      upgrade      which

Latest Docker Machine

This command downloads and installs the latest Docker Machine.

curl -L > /usr/local/bin/docker-machine && \
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-machine

Latest Docker Compose

This command downloads and installs the latest Docker Compose.

curl -L`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-compose && \
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose


Arun Gupta

Arun is a technology enthusiast, avid runner, author of a best-selling book, globe trotter, a community guy, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, JUG Leader, Minecraft Modder, Devoxx4Kids-er, and a Red Hatter.
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