Shell Containers

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Containers

Top 23 Shell Container Projects

  • Dokku

    A docker-powered PaaS that helps you build and manage the lifecycle of applications

    Project mention: The Hater's Guide to Kubernetes | | 2024-03-03

    I run all my projects on Dokku. It’s a sweet spot for me between a barebones VPS with Docker Compose and something a lot more complicated like k8s. Dokku comes with a bunch of solid plugins for databases that handle backups and such. Zero downtime deploys, TLS cert management, reverse proxies, all out of the box. It’s simple enough to understand in a weekend and has been quietly maintained for many years. The only downside is it’s meant mostly for single server deployments, but I’ve never needed another server so far.

  • 90DaysOfDevOps

    This repository started out as a learning in public project for myself and has now become a structured learning map for many in the community. We have 3 years under our belt covering all things DevOps, including Principles, Processes, Tooling and Use Cases surrounding this vast topic.

    Project mention: What is DevOps? | | 2024-01-07

    90DaysOfDevOps 2022

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • distrobox

    Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Mirror available at:

    Project mention: Tools for Linux Distro Hoppers | | 2024-03-27

    Distrobox is a tool that enables us to try Linux distro CLI, including their package manager. This requires a containerization tool (e.g., Docker). In Windows, this can be achieved using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

  • docker-gitlab

    Dockerized GitLab

    Project mention: Gitlab docker port number missing on http clone. | /r/gitlab | 2023-04-27
  • netshoot

    a Docker + Kubernetes network trouble-shooting swiss-army container

    Project mention: Docker Container Can't Ping | /r/docker | 2023-11-11
  • x11docker

    Run GUI applications and desktops in docker and podman containers. Focus on security.

    Project mention: Remote Controlling an HP 1670G Logic Analyzer with a Linux PC X Server | | 2023-12-27

    I don't know anything about Xwayland, but according there's this sentence in this socat writeup:

    > If you want to access an X server that does not provide -listen tcp (Xwayland) or just did not have enabled it during startup (like most likely your host Xorg), you can use socat to provide TCP/IP access.

  • containers-roadmap

    This is the public roadmap for AWS container services (ECS, ECR, Fargate, and EKS).

    Project mention: General Availability of the AWS SDK for Rust | | 2023-11-28

    Thanks for showing up and answering questions. Congratulations on the release.

    What kind of plans for support of Rust's evolving async ecosystem?

    Any particular reason why the public roadmap does not show the columns similar to "Researching", "We're Working On It" like the other similar public AWS Roadmaps? See example for Containers:

    Would be nice to have fully working examples on Github, for most common scenarios across most AWS services. This is something that historically

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • s6-overlay

    s6 overlay for containers (includes execline, s6-linux-utils & a custom init)

    Project mention: S6-overlay: one *thing* per Docker container | | 2024-01-16
  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles. Buyer beware ;) (by jessfraz)

    Project mention: Toolship: A (More) Secure Workstation | | 2023-09-20
  • containers

    Bitnami container images

    Project mention: Debian 12 is now the base operating system of Bitnami packages | | 2024-03-07

    Have a look at the postgresql readme file to see the value they add:

    When you use a bunch of different containers from Bitnami, you'll start to notice common configuration patterns which make managing the containers easier.

    On the flipside, the additional configuration sometimes contradicts to the official documentation, so that can add complexity from time to time.

  • sysbox

    An open-source, next-generation "runc" that empowers rootless containers to run workloads such as Systemd, Docker, Kubernetes, just like VMs.

  • toolbox

    Tool for interactive command line environments on Linux (by containers)

    Project mention: Toolbx: Tool for interactive command line environments on Linux | | 2024-03-23
  • minideb

    A small image based on Debian designed for use in containers

  • cheatsheet-kubernetes-A4

    :book: Kubernetes CheatSheets In A4

    Project mention: ☸️ Kubernetes: Awesome Maintained Links You Will Keep Using Next Year | | 2023-09-03

    Speaking of cheat sheets, dennyzhang upholds the heatsheet-kubernetes-A4 repository on GitHub. This repository offers a printable single-page A4 cheat sheet.

  • geodesic

    🚀 Geodesic is a DevOps Linux Toolbox in Docker

  • docker-squid

    Dockerfile to create a Docker container image for Squid proxy server

  • templates

    Repository for Dev Container Templates that are managed by Dev Container spec maintainers. See to create your own! (by devcontainers)

    Project mention: Creating a movie finder app with Streamlit and OMDb API | | 2023-11-27

    // For format details, see For config options, see the // README at: { "name": "Python 3", // Or use a Dockerfile or Docker Compose file. More info: "image": "", "customizations": { "codespaces": { "openFiles": [ "", "" ] }, "vscode": { "settings": {}, "extensions": [ "ms-python.python", "ms-python.vscode-pylance" ] } }, "updateContentCommand": "[ -f packages.txt ] && sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo xargs apt install -y

  • bastille

    Bastille is an open-source system for automating deployment and management of containerized applications on FreeBSD.

    Project mention: 3 Advantages to Running FreeBSD as Your Server Operating System | | 2023-08-15

    > FreeBSD jails don't have a one-command way to install a preconfigured jail for a specific service

    FreeBSD does have that tool, its BastilleBSD:

    For example, this is the Bastillefile for running consul:

  • features

    A collection of Dev Container Features managed by Dev Container spec maintainers. See to publish your own

    Project mention: Dev Containers: Open, Develop, Repeat... | | 2023-10-30

    Dev Containers not only allow you to define which extensions should be installed and which configuration settings shall be set, but they also have something they call "Dev Container Features".

  • SkiffOS

    Any Linux distribution, anywhere.

  • Conty

    Easy to use unprivileged Linux container packed into a single portable executable

    Project mention: [PSA] If you are having problems running EAC enabled games on Steam, try running Steam through conty | /r/voidlinux | 2023-11-28

    For the glory of mankind he edited his post saying that running Steam through conty ( fixed his problem with EAC enabled games.

  • docker-vackup

    Script to easily backup and restore docker volumes

    Project mention: A Clutter-Free Life: Going Paperless with Paperless-Ngx | | 2023-10-07

    I used vackup [1] that’s been obsoleted but still works for me. However, you still need to turn of the container temporarily.


  • containers

    My collection of container images (by onedr0p)

    Project mention: Home Assistant 2023.11 | | 2023-11-02

    If you want to try, I build and maintain a rootless home-assistant container (which they refuse to support) that shouldn't have the issue.


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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-03-27.

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What are some of the best open-source Container projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Dokku 25,947
2 90DaysOfDevOps 25,776
3 distrobox 8,841
4 docker-gitlab 7,766
5 netshoot 7,581
6 x11docker 5,377
7 containers-roadmap 5,132
8 s6-overlay 3,500
9 dotfiles 3,204
10 containers 2,499
11 sysbox 2,493
12 toolbox 2,264
13 minideb 1,965
14 cheatsheet-kubernetes-A4 1,880
15 geodesic 913
16 docker-squid 809
17 templates 773
18 bastille 756
19 features 735
20 SkiffOS 660
21 Conty 644
22 docker-vackup 320
23 containers 247
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