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Setting up Compose

Podman Desktop can install the Compose engine.


  1. Go to Settings > Resources.
  2. In the Compose tile, click Setup, and follow the prompts.


  1. The Compose reference implementation is in your PATH, therefore, you can display the Compose engine version in a terminal:

    $ docker-compose version
  2. Podman detects the same Compose version:

    $ podman compose version

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