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How To Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04 [Quickstart]

Published on June 11, 2020
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By Erika Heidi

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How To Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04 [Quickstart]

Introduction

In this quickstart guide, we’ll install Docker Compose on an Ubuntu 20.04 server.

For a more detailed version of this tutorial, with more explanations of each step, please refer to How To Install and Use Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04.

Prerequisites

To follow this guide, you’ll need access to an Ubuntu 20.04 server or local machine as a sudo user, and Docker installed on this system.

Step 1 — Download Docker Compose

Start by confirming the most recent Docker Compose release available in their releases page. At the time of this writing, the most current stable version is 1.26.0.

Run the following command to download Docker Compose and make this software globally accessible on your system as docker-compose:

  1. sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.26.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Step 2 — Set Up Executable Permissions

Next, set the correct permissions to make sure the docker-compose command is executable:

  1. sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

To verify that the installation was successful, run:

  1. docker-compose --version

You’ll see output similar to this:

Output
docker-compose version 1.26.0, build 8a1c60f6

Docker Compose is now successfully installed on your system.

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