After searching for tools to do the test of user scenarios, grade e2e, of binaries fully installed in their environment (meaning containers... Docker), I found nothing that looks match my needs.

So it's no orchestration, which would be on top of it. It's also not the tool that you could install on a machine to do the tests. I think I'm searching for a framework to test if docker based images have to proper outputs.

Docker has no output? Yeah, that's my question. How to make it so? Is their already a framework that thought to every of that?


  • Docker image
  • case data (files)
  • scenarios (scripts)


  • return values
  • files
  • container (not deleted, just in case)

Or am I totally thinking it sideways?

It's NOT web, NOT api, NOT user interfaces.

  • How is the tool Giving out put ? Is it printing to console ? Or a file ? If it's printing to console you can access the docker logs and get those data
    – PDHide
    Apr 4, 2020 at 11:58
  • Files inside container can be copied with docker cp or accessed via a shared volume.
    – dzieciou
    Apr 5, 2020 at 2:19

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How is the tool Giving output ? Is it printing to console? Or a file?. You can access docker outputs by the following methods.

  1. If tool/SUT(service under test) is printing to console you can access the docker logs and get those data.

    docker logs -f

  2. IF output is stored to a file say ./output.txt Access that file

    docker cp <target_path> <destination_path>

  3. Create an API service or webserver in docker, Expose a docker port and access those files using the API service or url. THe below command let you access your docker service running on localhost:80 from h=your host system through localhost:8080.

    docker run -p ubuntu bash

  4. You can mount the docker to a host volume

    docker volume create logdata docker run -it --name volume1 --mount type=volume,source=<volumename>,target=<target> microsoft/windowsservercore powershell

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