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Docker Programming Station

This project provides a simple bash script that one can use to do programming tasks in a Docker environment capturing a standard Ubuntu distribution.

You can simply copy the Dockerfile and run script in any repository. The Dockerfile sets up an image (called by default programming_station-for-yourname). The image is built once when you first call the script. It contains the compilers and build tools. It does not contain your code: your code is meant to go in the current directory. Importantly, the very same image can be used over multiple projects.

Then it passes your command: your command runs in the current directory but within the image. Docker does not copy your code to the image: everything is read and stored in the current directory.


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