Docker – How to Install Docker Compose on Windows

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This article represents tips and code samples which could be used to install Docker-compose on Windows. The instructions could also be found on this page. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos.

Following are the key points:

  • Make sure you have Docker Engine version 1.7.1 or greater. Open a putty terminal accessing the “default” docker-machine or do “docker-machine ssh default”. You could put name of any other machine based on docker-machine in which you want to install docker-compose.
  • Login as a Superuser using command “sudo -i”
  • Install the docker-compose using following command:
    curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.6.0/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    

    Do note that one would need to have Docker version 1.9.1 or above to install docker-compose of version 1.6.0.

  • Apply following permissions or else you would end up getting the error such as “-sh: docker-compose: Permission denied”
    chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    
  • Once done with above, exit from root shell and execute following command. It should print you the docker-compose version as 1.6.0.
    docker-compose --version
    



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