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CouchPotato is an automatic NZB and torrent downloader. You can keep a "movies I want" list and it will search for NZBs/torrents of these movies every X hours. Once a movie is found, it will send it to SABnzbd or download the torrent to a specified directory.
docker create \ --name=couchpotato \ -v <path to data>:/config \ -v <path to data>:/downloads \ -v <path to data>:/movies \ -e PGID=<gid> -e PUID=<uid> \ -e TZ=<timezone> \ -p 5050:5050 \ linuxserver/couchpotato
The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side.
For example with a port -p external:internal - what this shows is the port mapping from internal to external of the container.
So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080
http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.
-p 5050- the port(s)
-v /config- Couchpotato Application Data
-v /downloads- Downloads Folder
-v /movies- Movie Share
-e PGIDfor for GroupID - see below for explanation
-e PUIDfor for UserID - see below for explanation
-e TZfor timezone information, eg Europe/London
It is based on alpine-linux with S6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do
docker exec -it couchpotato /bin/bash.
User / Group Identifiers
Sometimes when using data volumes (
-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container. We avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user
PUID and group
PGID. Ensure the data volume directory on the host is owned by the same user you specify and it will "just work" ™.
In this instance
PGID=1001. To find yours use
id user as below:
$ id <dockeruser> uid=1001(dockeruser) gid=1001(dockergroup) groups=1001(dockergroup)
Setting up the application
Access the webui at
<your-ip>:5050, for more information check out CouchPotato.
- To monitor the logs of the container in realtime
docker logs -f couchpotato.
- 07.02.17: Rebase to alpine 3.5.
- 11.11.16: Stop cp logging to docker log (they are accessible in the webui and the config folder)
- 30.09.16: Fix umask.
- 09.09.16: Add layer badges to README
- 27.08.16: Add badges to README
- 08.08.16: Rebase to alpine linux
- 12.11.15: Misc Code Cleanup
- 02.10.15: Change to python baseimage.
- 28.07.15: Updated to latest baseimage (for testing), and a fix to autoupdate.