#79 Get container name from within Toolbox
Closed 10 months ago by tpopela. Opened 10 months ago by chromakey.

With Docker you can get the name of your container from the ENV variables or by looking /etc/hostname

With toolbox it seems it strips off the unique container-id and names ... and everything is simply named "toolbox" regardless of which toolbox you are in.

For any kind of production/development work this is a serious issue... and for everyday desktop use it's a problem more on the annoying side than on the "dealbreaker" side but still.

Is there a way to get the container name from within the container that I'm missing?

Please help guys... and thanks for all the hard work ... this is such a cool concept ... personally I'm hoping this becomes the new "linux" across all distros.

Thanks! chromakey/noah


Hey @chromakey! Thank you for mentioning this. There are already a few tickets in our issue tracker on GitHub (https://github.com/containers/toolbox/issues/98, https://github.com/containers/toolbox/pull/383, https://github.com/containers/toolbox/pull/210) regarding this issue.

When a solution is chosen, it won't probably be added into the shell script but into the new version of Toolbox that is written in Go.

Metadata Update from @tpopela:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

10 months ago

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