Easily open Docker containers in your Warp terminal

David Melvin
December 7, 2023

Warp’s new Docker extension makes it easier to open containers in your terminal. 

Try the extension, available in the Docker Extensions marketplace today.

No more typing out long container ids

The docker exec command lets you run commands inside of a running Docker container, but it requires you to define a shell type and type out a lengthy container ID.

It is possible to use the embedded terminal in Docker Desktop or even open the container in a default external terminal, but neither of those options give you the benefits of using the Warp terminal like:

Until now, if you wanted to use Warp as your driver for running commands in a Docker container, you had to copy the container ID and paste it on the command line.

With the new Warp extension for Docker, you can:

  • Check out a list of available containers
  • Configure the shell type and user
  • Easily open the container in Warp without typing out docker exec or the container id or the shell type manually

This will open your container in a Warpified subshell so you can enjoy all the expected productivity features of Warp.

Click "Open in Warp" to open any container.
Your container opens in a Warpified subshell.



Try the Warp extension for Docker today

Warp’s Docker extension is available to install now. Give it a try and file an issue on GitHub if you have requests.

Experience the power of Warp

  • Write with an IDE-style editor
  • Easily navigate through output
  • Save commands to reuse later
  • Ask Warp AI to explain or debug
  • Customize keybindings and launch configs
  • Pick from preloaded themes or design your own