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podman-start(1)() podman-start(1)()


podman-start - Start one or more containers


podman start [options] container ...

podman container start [options] container ...


Start one or more containers. You may use container IDs or names as input. The attach and interactive options cannot be used to override the --tty and --interactive options from when the container was created. If you attempt to start a running container with the --attach option, podman will simply attach to the container.


--attach, -a

Attach container's STDOUT and STDERR. The default is false. This option cannot be used when starting multiple containers.


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.

--interactive, -i

Attach container's STDIN. The default is false.

--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.


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


podman start mywebserver

podman start 860a4b231279 5421ab43b45

podman start --interactive --attach 860a4b231279

podman start -i -l


podman(1), podman-create(1)


November 2018, Originally compiled by Brent Baude ⟨⟩