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What command should I use to log in to a Docker container?

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To log in to a Docker container, you can use the 'docker exec' command. 

Type the following commands on the terminal:

  • Find the desired container id using the following command:

docker ps -a

  • Use the following command to log in to the Docker container:
docker exec -it <container_id_or_name> bash
Replace <container_id_or_name> with the actual ID or name of the container you want to log in to.
The -it option allows an interactive session with a terminal, and bash specifies the shell to use. If you prefer a different shell, you can specify it accordingly.
To exit the container and return to your local machine's shell, use the exit command.