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podman-pod-start(1) General Commands Manual podman-pod-start(1)


podman-pod-start - Start one or more pods


podman pod start [options] pod ...


Start containers in one or more pods. You may use pod IDs or names as input. The pod must have a container attached to be started.


--all, -a

Starts all pods

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the pod name or ID, start the last created pod. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)


Read pod ID from the specified file and start the pod. Can be specified multiple times.


Start pod with a given name

podman pod start mywebserverpod

Start pods with given IDs

podman pod start 860a4b23 5421ab4

Start the latest pod created by Podman

podman pod start --latest

Start all pods

podman pod start --all

Start pod using ID specified in a given file

podman pod start --pod-id-file /path/to/id/file


podman(1), podman-pod(1), podman-pod-stop(1)


July 2018, Adapted from podman start man page by Peter Hunt ⟨⟩