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Docker tools settings

Specify the paths to the Docker CLI executables that PyCharm uses for interacting with the Docker daemon.

Enable the Docker plugin

This functionality relies on the Docker plugin, which is bundled and enabled in PyCharm by default. If the relevant features are not available, make sure that you did not disable the plugin.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select Plugins.

  2. Open the Installed tab, find the Docker plugin, and select the checkbox next to the plugin name.

This page appears In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), when the plugin is enabled.

The plugin is bundled with PyCharm and is activated by default. If it is disabled, you can manually enable the plugin.

PyCharm should be able to automatically detect the Docker CLI executables in the default install location. However, if you installed Docker in a custom location, you may need to specify the paths manually.

Docker executable

Specify the path to the base Docker CLI executable. Default locations:

macOS and Linux

/usr/local/bin/docker

Windows

C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\docker.exe

Docker Compose executable

Specify the path to the Docker Compose standalone executable. Default locations:

macOS and Linux

/usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Windows

C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\docker-compose.exe

Use Compose V2

Use the docker compose command instead of the standalone docker-compose.

For more information, see Compose V2 Overview.

Last modified: 01 December 2022