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       docker-image-import - Import the contents from a tarball to create a
       filesystem image

       docker image import [OPTIONS] file|URL|- [REPOSITORY[:TAG]]

       Create a new filesystem image from the contents of a tarball (.tar,
       .tar.gz, .tgz, .bzip, .tar.xz, .txz) into it, then optionally tag it.

Import from a remote location
              # docker image import example/imagerepo

Import from a local file
       Import to docker via pipe and stdin:

              # cat exampleimage.tgz | docker image import - example/imagelocal

       Import with a commit message.

              # cat exampleimage.tgz | docker image import --message "New image imported from tarball" - exampleimagelocal:new

       Import to a Docker image from a local file.

              # docker image import /path/to/exampleimage.tgz

Import from a local file and tag
       Import to docker via pipe and stdin:

              # cat exampleimageV2.tgz | docker image import - example/imagelocal:V-2.0

Import from a local directory
              # tar -c . | docker image import - exampleimagedir

Apply specified Dockerfile instructions while importing the image
       This example sets the docker image ENV variable DEBUG to true by

              # tar -c . | docker image import -c="ENV DEBUG true" - exampleimagedir

See also
       docker-export(1) to export the contents of a filesystem as a tar
       archive to STDOUT.

       -c, --change=
           Apply Dockerfile instruction to the created image

       -m, --message=""
           Set commit message for imported image


Docker Community                   Sep 2017                          DOCKER(1)

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