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Compose spec with Podman Desktop


Podman Desktop supports the Compose spec. With Podman Desktop, users can easily create and manage multi-container applications by using Compose files.

How does it work

Each time you run a Compose file by using Podman Compose or Docker Compose a label is assigned to each container. Podman Desktop detects that label and shows it appropriately within the management console.


What do you need to enable

Containers deployed by the Compose specification are automatically detected by Podman Desktop.

What if you already have Docker Compose or Podman Compose installed

Any containers already deployed by Docker Compose / Podman Compose will be automatically shown within Podman Desktop. You do not need to do anything!