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podman-attach(1)() podman-attach(1)()


podman-attach - Attach to a running container


podman attach [options] container

podman container attach [options] container


The attach command allows you to attach to a running container using the container's ID or name, either to view its ongoing output or to control it interactively.

You can detach from the container (and leave it running) using a configurable key sequence. The default sequence is ctrl-p,ctrl-q. Configure the keys sequence using the --detach-keys option, or specifying it in the containers.conf file: see containers.conf(5) for more information.



Specify the key sequence for detaching a container. Format is a single character [a-Z] or one or more ctrl-<value> characters where <value> is one of: a-z, @, ^, [, , or _. Specifying "" will disable this feature. The default is ctrl-p,ctrl-q.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. If you use methods other than Podman to run containers such as CRI-O, the last started container could be from either of those methods.

The latest option is not supported on the remote client.


Do not attach STDIN. The default is false.


Proxy received signals to the process (non-TTY mode only). SIGCHLD, SIGSTOP, and SIGKILL are not proxied. The default is true.


$ podman attach foobar
[root@localhost /]#

$ podman attach --latest
[root@localhost /]#

$ podman attach 1234
[root@localhost /]#

$ podman attach --no-stdin foobar


podman(1), podman-exec(1), podman-run(1), containers.conf(5)