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Elixir is a dynamic, functional language for building scalable and maintainable applications.
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Quick reference

What is Elixir?

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

How to use this image

Run it as the REPL

➸ docker run -it --rm elixir
Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.2.1] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]

Interactive Elixir (1.2.1) - press Ctrl+C to exit (type h() ENTER for help)
iex(1)> System.version
➸ docker run -it --rm -h elixir.local elixir iex --sname snode
Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.2.1] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]

Interactive Elixir (1.2.1) - press Ctrl+C to exit (type h() ENTER for help)
iex(snode@elixir)1> System.version
iex(snode@elixir)2> :c.uptime
14 seconds

Run a single Elixir exs script

$ docker run -it --rm --name elixir-inst1 -v "$PWD":/usr/src/myapp -w /usr/src/myapp elixir elixir your-escript.exs

Image Variants

The elixir images come in many flavors, each designed for a specific use case.


This is the defacto image. If you are unsure about what your needs are, you probably want to use this one. It is designed to be used both as a throw away container (mount your source code and start the container to start your app), as well as the base to build other images off of.


This image does not contain the common packages contained in the default tag and only contains the minimal packages needed to run elixir. Unless you are working in an environment where only the elixir image will be deployed and you have space constraints, we highly recommend using the default image of this repository.


Copyright 2012 Plataformatec

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Comments (5)
4 months ago

Why there is no Dockerfile ?

6 months ago

Hi all,

I'm one of the maintainers for the Docker Elixir.

We're not able to monitor comments here due to limitations in the comment system. Chances are if you comment here we probably won't see it for a long time.

If you have an issue with the image, or a question, you can file an issue on GitHub here:

Just wrote a new wiki Since erlang:19.2 images and elixir:1.4.0 the tk libraries were added hence observer is supported, let us know if you meet any problems


6 months ago

where is elixir:1.4 ? :)))

7 months ago

I was having issues with it as well, but I resolved this by sharing volume .:/app and WORKDIR /app. Then, I was forced to run everything via docker-compose run {service} mix deps.get semi following this article

8 months ago

I don't know if it related with the image itself but aren't you getting errors from mix deps.get?

I tried many times and I'm not able to install dependencies.

Thanks you