Rebuild a Single Docker Container


To rebuild a single service or container that was initially started Docker Compose, use the following command in your terminal:

docker-compose up -d --no-deps --build < service name >
Command Description
–build Build new Docker images before starting containers
–force-recreate Recreate containers even if their image and configuration have not changed
-d Run containers in detached mode
–no-dep Do not start linked services

You can pass multiple service names.

docker-compose up -d --no-deps --build < service name 1 > < service name 2 >


If you want to stop, create, and start your containers you can use the following commands:

1) docker-compose stop < service name > // Stop running service
2) docker-compose rm < service name > // Remove service
3) Make any changes to configuration, files, etc.
4) docker-compose create < service name >
5) docker-compose start < service name >