Supported tags and respective
For detailed information about the published artifacts of each of the above supported tags (image metadata, transfer size, etc), please see the
repos/elixir directory in the
docker-library/repo-info GitHub repo.
For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (
library/elixir). This image is updated via pull requests to the
docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.
What is Elixir?
Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.
Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
How to use this image
Run it as the REPL
➸ docker run -it --rm elixir Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.2.1] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false] Interactive Elixir (1.2.1) - press Ctrl+C to exit (type h() ENTER for help) iex(1)> System.version 1.2.1 iex(2)> ➸ docker run -it --rm -h elixir.local elixir iex --sname snode Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.2.1] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false] Interactive Elixir (1.2.1) - press Ctrl+C to exit (type h() ENTER for help) iex(snode@elixir)1> System.version 1.2.1 iex(snode@elixir)2> :c.uptime 14 seconds :ok
Run a single Elixir exs script
$ docker run -it --rm --name elixir-inst1 -v $PWD:/usr/src/myapp -w /usr/src/myapp elixir elixir your-escript.exs
elixir images come in many flavors, each designed for a specific use case.
This is the defacto image. If you are unsure about what your needs are, you probably want to use this one. It is designed to be used both as a throw away container (mount your source code and start the container to start your app), as well as the base to build other images off of.
This image does not contain the common packages contained in the default tag and only contains the minimal packages needed to run
elixir. Unless you are working in an environment where only the elixir image will be deployed and you have space constraints, we highly recommend using the default image of this repository.
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Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 17.04.0-ce.
Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.
Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.
If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a
cve-tracker issue on the
official-images repository first.
You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the
#docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.
You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.
Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.
Documentation for this image is stored in the
elixir/ directory of the
docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository’s
README.md file before attempting a pull request.
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