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The importance of PID 1 in containers

The Docker platform leverages Docker containers to enable IT operations teams and Developer teams to build, ship and run any application, anywhere. (from

I’ve been working with Docker for 3 years now and seen some cases where an image has to perform some steps before booting the application(s). It’s usual to see that done with a bash script that doesn’t launch the application preceded by an exec command. Let me explain:

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