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Sarvesh Kesharwani
Sarvesh Kesharwani

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Journey from Docker file to image to container to deployment.

Writing a Docker image involves creating a Dockerfile, which is a text document that contains instructions for building an image. Once the Dockerfile is created, it can be used to build a Docker image using the docker build command. Here are the steps to create a Docker image:

Step 1: Create a Dockerfile

Create a new file named Dockerfile in a directory where you have your code files. Open the Dockerfile in a text editor and add the following lines:

FROM python:3.9-slim-buster
COPY requirements.txt requirements.txt
RUN pip install -r requirements.txt
COPY . .
CMD ["python", ""]

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Here, we are creating an image based on the python:3.9-slim-buster image, setting the working directory to /app, copying the requirements.txt file, installing the Python dependencies, copying the rest of the files, and setting the command to run with Python.

Step 2: Build the Docker image

Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the directory where the Dockerfile is located. Run the following command to build the Docker image:

docker build -t my-image .

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This command will create a new Docker image named my-image based on the Dockerfile in the current directory.

Step 3: Verify the Docker image

Once the build process completes successfully, you can verify that the Docker image is created by running the following command:

docker images

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This command will show you a list of all the Docker images on your system. You should be able to see the my-image image in the list.

That's it! You have successfully created a Docker image. You can now use this image to create Docker containers and run your application.

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