This image is trying to be as minimal as possible and it only weights
The docker image is available on Docker Hub:
First, you can launch a volume container exposing a volume with Unison.
$ CID=$(docker run -d -p 5000:5000 -e UNISON_DIR=/data -v /data onnimonni/unison)
You can then sync a local folder to
$UNISON_DIR (default value:
/data) in the container with:
$ unison . socket://<docker>:5000/ -auto -batch
Next, you can launch a container connected with the volume under
$ docker run -it --volumes-from $CID ubuntu /bin/sh
This container has few envs that you can alter.
UNISON_DIR - This is the directory which receives data from unison inside the container.
This is also the directory which you can use in other containers with
UNISON_GID - Group ID for the user running unison inside container.
UNISON_UID - User ID for the user running unison inside container.
UNISON_USER - User name for the sync user ( UID matters more )
UNISON_GROUP - Group name for the sync user ( GID matters more )
If you are using Docker Compose to manage a dev environment, use the
docker-compose.yml would mount the
/var/www/project folder from the
unison container inside your
mywebserver: build: . volumes_from: - unison unison: image: onnimonni/unison environment: - UNISON_DIR=/var/www/project - UNISON_UID=10000 - UNISON_GID=10000 ports: - "5000:5000" volumes: - /var/www/project
You can then sync a local folder, using the unison client, to
/var/www/project in the container with:
$ unison . socket://<docker>:5000/ -ignore 'Path .git' -auto -batch
You can use
-repeat watch to sync everytime when files change:
$ unison . socket://<docker>:5000/ -repeat watch -ignore 'Path .git' -auto -batch
NOTE: In order to use
-repeat option you need to install unison-fsmonitor.
Installing Unison Locally
Unison requires the version of the client (running on the host) and server (running in the container) to match.
Docker images are versioned with the version of unison which is installed in the container.
You can use
onnimonni/unison:2.51.2 image to use unison with 2.51.2 version.
- 2.40.102 (available via
apt-get install unisonon Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, 15.04)
- 2.48.4 (available via
apt install unisonon Ubuntu 18.04)
- 2.51.2 (available via
brew install unisonon Mac OS X) [default]
Additional versions can be added easily on request. Open an Issue if you need another version.
Installing unison-fsmonitor on OSX (unox)
# This is dependency for unox $ pip install MacFSEvents # unox is unison-fsmonitor script for Mac $ curl -o /usr/local/bin/unison-fsmonitor -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hnsl/unox/master/unox.py $ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/unison-fsmonitor
Thanks for leighmcculloch for showing me how to use unison with docker.
This docker image is licensed under GPLv3 because Unison is licensed under GPLv3 and is included in the image. See LICENSE.