porter app run

The porter app run command allows users to execute a command on a remote container:

porter app run [APP_NAME] -- [COMMAND] [args...]

The APP_NAME is the name of the application on the Porter dashboard.

Running porter app run spins up an ephemeral copy of your application container. This container will be deleted when your command completes, or when you exit your interactive shell session.

To connect to an existing running container, you can specify the -e flag:

porter app run -e [APP_NAME] -- [COMMAND] [args...]

Common Usage

porter app run [APP_NAME] -- bash

This will launch an interactive shell session through which you can run other commands, like ls, ps, etc. If bash isn’t found on your container, you can also try sh for a similar result.