Installing the latest stable release for Docker Machine on Linux x86-64

I’ve been playing with Docker for a while and I just love it so I’m starting to share some notes that may be useful to you. If you want to install the Docker Machine client on your 64 bits Linux machine you only have to follow the official instructions and download it from GitHub.

However, I’m lazy so if you want to download the file tagged as the latest stable release right away without checking on GitHub what is the new release, this is the one line command I’m using thanks to the tag added by the Docker team:


curl -L https://github.com/docker/machine/releases/download/`curl -s -L https://github.com/docker/machine/releases/latest| grep Linux-x86_64 | grep href | cut -f 6 -d '/'`/docker-machine-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-machine && chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-machine

Then you can check that docker-machine is ready if you have /usr/local/bin in your PATH, e.g I’m running the 0.7.0 version:

docker-machine version
docker-machine version 0.7.0, build a650a40

Cheers!

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