Basic example

# docker-compose.yml
version: '2'

services:
  web:
    build: .
    ports:
     - "5000:5000"
    volumes:
     - .:/code
  redis:
    image: redis

Commands

docker-compose start
docker-compose stop
docker-compose pause
docker-compose unpause
docker-compose ps
docker-compose up
docker-compose down

Reference

web:
  # build from Dockerfile
  build: .

  # build from image
  image: ubuntu
  image: ubuntu:14.04
  image: tutum/influxdb
  image: example-registry:4000/postgresql
  image: a4bc65fd

  ports:
    - "3000"
    - "8000:80"  # guest:host

  # command to execute
  command: bundle exec thin -p 3000
  command: [bundle, exec, thin, -p, 3000]

  # override the entrypoint
  entrypoint: /app/start.sh
  entrypoint: [php, -d, vendor/bin/phpunit]

  # environment vars
  environment:
    RACK_ENV: development
  environment:
    - RACK_ENV=development

  # environment vars from file
  env_file: .env
  env_file: [.env, .development.env]

  # expose ports to linked services (not to host)
  expose: ["3000"]

  # make this service extend another
  extends:
    file: common.yml  # optional
    service: webapp

  # makes the `db` service available as the hostname `database`
  # (implies depends_on)
  links:
    - db:database
    - redis

  # make sure `db` is alive before starting
  depends_on:
    - db

  volumes:
    - /var/lib/mysql
    - ./_data:/var/lib/mysql

Advanced features

Labels

services:
  web:
    labels:
      com.example.description: "Accounting web app"

DNS servers

services:
  web:
    dns: 8.8.8.8
    dns:
      - 8.8.8.8
      - 8.8.4.4

Devices

services:
  web:
    devices:
    - "/dev/ttyUSB0:/dev/ttyUSB0"
services:
  web:
    external_links:
      - redis_1
      - project_db_1:mysql

Hosts

services:
  web:
    extra_hosts:
      - "somehost:192.168.1.100"
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