What is Docker inspect?

Docker inspect can be described as a command function in Docker that aids with the metadata of the object in the Docker environment. The kind of information it provides on the metadata can include the time of the creation of a container, its location in host files, labels, subnet, gateway, or IP addresses.

There are various objects to inspect in Docker:

  • Container

  • Network

  • Images

  • Volumes

  • Plugins

The docker inspect command usage

There are many use cases of the docker inspect command. Some are easily written strings of commands while others are more technical written. This is due to the function they perform. The basic structure for a docker inspect command is:

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