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Install Latest Docker and Docker-compose on Ubuntu
# Ask for the user password
# Script only works if sudo caches the password for a few minutes
sudo true
# Install kernel extra's to enable docker aufs support
# sudo apt-get -y install linux-image-extra-$(uname -r)
# Add Docker PPA and install latest version
# sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 36A1D7869245C8950F966E92D8576A8BA88D21E9
# sudo sh -c "echo deb docker main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list"
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install lxc-docker -y
# Alternatively you can use the official docker install script
wget -qO- | sh
# Install docker-compose
COMPOSE_VERSION=`git ls-remote | grep refs/tags | grep -oE "[0-9]+\.[0-9][0-9]+\.[0-9]+$" | sort --version-sort | tail -n 1`
sudo sh -c "curl -L${COMPOSE_VERSION}/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-compose"
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo sh -c "curl -L${COMPOSE_VERSION}/contrib/completion/bash/docker-compose > /etc/bash_completion.d/docker-compose"
# Install docker-cleanup command
cd /tmp
git clone
cd 76b450a0c986e576e98b
sudo mv docker-cleanup /usr/local/bin/docker-cleanup
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-cleanup
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Oh my dayum! This script is delicious :)
Thank you sir.

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A little warn here : please consider using -E (extended regex) instead of -P (Perl regex) in your grep expression. => Some grep may not support -P : busybox for example does not support this flag.

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hgraca commented Mar 4, 2020

Nice script, tkx.

However, sometimes the versions of docker-compose are not ordered and so the version downloaded is not the last one.

This fixes it:

COMPOSE_VERSION=`git ls-remote | grep refs/tags | grep -oP "[0-9]+\.[0-9][0-9]+\.[0-9]+$" | sort --version-sort | tail -n 1`

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wdullaer commented Mar 5, 2020

I haven't updated this in a long time. I'm happy to see it still works.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll add your fix in.

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Very useful script, thanks for the job, hope you have a good day!

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