Ask questionsfeature request: docker cat command

Similar to docker cp, it would be really handy to have a docker cat command to print a file from a container or even test for its existence.

$ docker cat container:/var/run/status
status line 1
status line 2

$ docker cat container:/var/run/status >/dev/null || echo "File not found"

Answer questions flickerfly

For other looking, I was able to put together the comments here into this in order to deal with an entrypoint conflict.

docker run -it --rm -a stdout --entrypoint cat <image> <filename>

It would be nice if docker cat was aliased to docker run -it --rm -a stdout --entrypoint cat.


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