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load

Usage:  docker load [OPTIONS]

Load an image from a tar archive or STDIN

Options:
      --help           Print usage
  -i, --input string   Read from tar archive file, instead of STDIN.
                       The tarball may be compressed with gzip, bzip, or xz
  -q, --quiet          Suppress the load output but still outputs the imported images

Loads a tarred repository from a file or the standard input stream. Restores both images and tags.

$ docker images
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
$ docker load < busybox.tar.gz
# […]
Loaded image: busybox:latest
$ docker images
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
busybox             latest              769b9341d937        7 weeks ago         2.489 MB
$ docker load --input fedora.tar
# […]
Loaded image: fedora:rawhide
# […]
Loaded image: fedora:20
# […]
$ docker images
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
busybox             latest              769b9341d937        7 weeks ago         2.489 MB
fedora              rawhide             0d20aec6529d        7 weeks ago         387 MB
fedora              20                  58394af37342        7 weeks ago         385.5 MB
fedora              heisenbug           58394af37342        7 weeks ago         385.5 MB
fedora              latest              58394af37342        7 weeks ago         385.5 MB