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Docker Desktop for Mac Commands for Getting Into The Local Docker VM

Docker Desktop for Mac Commands for Getting Into The Local Docker VM

When using Docker Desktop for Mac, you're actually using a tiny (custom) Alpine Linux running in a special xhyve VM on macOS. There's so much cool stuff happening, you're meant to forget it's still running on a Linux kernel.

There are many articles telling you how to get into the Docker VM on Mac. This is just a short list of those commands for dealing with the VM tty. I have yet to have a reason for doing so, but I get asked how to do it, so here ya go. Copy/paste from below or star my Gist here.