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Use Docker without sudo

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System-Administration Containers Linux Docker

Obligatory warning: Only do this if you’re super sure about the security of your local device.

In order to use docker without sudo permissions as a user, without granting all powers to a user, the user can instead be granted full access to docker by joining the docker group on that machine.

# Add the docker group if it doesn't already exist.
$ sudo groupadd docker

# Add user to the docker group
$ sudo usermod -aG docker <user>

# Log group change for user
$ newgrp docker

At this point, docker can be successfully used without requiring sudo permissions.