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Docker API client for asyncio

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AsyncIO bindings for

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A simple Docker HTTP API wrapper written with asyncio and aiohttp.


pip install aiodocker



import asyncio
import aiodocker

async def list_things():
    docker = aiodocker.Docker()
    print('== Images ==')
    for image in (await docker.images.list()):
        tags = image['RepoTags'][0] if image['RepoTags'] else ''
        print(image['Id'], tags)
    print('== Containers ==')
    for container in (await docker.containers.list()):
        print(f" {container._id}")
    await docker.close()

async def run_container():
    docker = aiodocker.Docker()
    print('== Running a hello-world container ==')
    container = await docker.containers.create_or_replace(
            'Cmd': ['/bin/ash', '-c', 'echo "hello world"'],
            'Image': 'alpine:latest',
    await container.start()
    logs = await container.log(stdout=True)
    await container.delete(force=True)
    await docker.close()

if __name__ == '__main__':
    loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()


0.21.0 (2021-07-23)


  • Use ssl_context passsed to Docker constructor for creating underlying connection to docker engine. (#536)

  • Fix an error when attach/exec when container stops before close connection to it. (#608)

0.20.0 (2021-07-21)


  • Accept auth parameter by run() method; it allows auto-pulling absent image from private storages. (#295)

  • Fix passing of JSON params. (#543)

  • Fix issue with unclosed response object in attach/exec. (#604)

0.19.1 (2020-07-09)


  • Fix type annotations for exec.start(), docker.images.pull(), docker.images.push(). Respect default arguments again.

0.19.0 (2020-07-07)


  • Run mypy checks on the repo in the non-strict mode. (#466)

  • Add container.rename() method. (#458)


  • Changed DockerNetwork.delete() to return True if successful (#464)

0.18.9 (2020-07-07)


  • Fix closing of the task fetching Docker’s event stream and make it re-openable after closing (#448)

  • Fix type annotations for pull() and push() methods. (#465)


  • #442

0.18.8 (2020-05-04)


  • Don’t send null for empty BODY.

0.18.7 (2020-05-04)


  • Fix some typing errors

0.18.1 (2020-04-01)


  • Improve the errror message when connection is closed by Docker Engine on TCP hijacking. (#424)

0.18.0 (2020-03-25)


  • Improve the error text message if cannot connect to docker engine. (#411)

  • Rename websocket() to attach() (#412)

  • Implement docker exec protocol. (#415)

  • Implement container commit, pause and unpause functionality. (#418)

  • Implement auto-versioning of the docker API by default. (#419)


  • Fix volume.delete throwing a TypeError. (#389)

0.17.0 (2019-10-15)


  • Fixed an issue when the entire tar archive was stored in RAM while building the image. (#352)

0.16.0 (2019-09-23)


  • Fix streaming mode for pull, push, build, stats and events. (#344)

0.15.0 (2019-09-22)


  • Add support for Docker 17.12.1 and 18.03.1 (#164)

  • Add initial support for nodes. (#181)

  • Add initial support for networks. (#189)

  • Add support for docker info ando docker swarm join. (#193)

  • Add restart method for containers. (#200)

  • Feature: Add support for registry-auth when you create a service. (#215)

  • Feature: Add support for docker save and load api methods (#219)

  • Pass params to docker events. (#223)

  • Add ability to get a Docker network by name or ID. (#279)

  • Always close response after processing, make .logs(…, follow=True) async iterator. (#341)


  • Fix: Set timeout for docker events to 0 (no timeout) (#115)

  • Fix: prevents multiple listener tasks to be created automatically (#116)

  • Fix: if container.start() fails user won’t get the id of the container (#128)

  • Improve logging when docker socket not available. (#155)

  • Fix current project version. (#156)

  • Fix update out of sequence. (#169)

  • Remove asserts used to check auth with docker registry. (#172)

  • Fix: fix to parse response of docker load method as a json stream (#222)

  • Fix: Handle responses with 0 or missing Content-Length (#237)

  • Fix: don’t remove non-newline whitespace from multiplexed lines (#246)

  • Fix docker_context.tar error (#253)

Deprecations and Removals

  • docker.images.get has been renamed to docker.images.inspect, remove support for Docker 17.06 (#164)

  • Drop Python 3.5 (#338)

  • Drop deprecated container.copy() (#339)


  • #28, #167, #192, #286

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