apptainer pull

Pull an image from a URI


The ‘pull’ command allows you to download or build a container from a given URI. Supported URIs include:

library: Pull an image from the currently configured library


docker: Pull a Docker/OCI image from Docker Hub, or another OCI registry.


shub: Pull an image from Singularity Hub


oras: Pull a SIF image from an OCI registry that supports ORAS.


http, https: Pull an image using the http(s?) protocol

apptainer pull [pull options...] [output file] <URI>


From a library
$ apptainer pull alpine.sif library://alpine:latest

From Docker
$ apptainer pull tensorflow.sif docker://tensorflow/tensorflow:latest
$ apptainer pull --arch arm --arch-variant 6 alpine.sif docker://alpine:latest

From Shub
$ apptainer pull apptainer-images.sif shub://vsoch/apptainer-images

From supporting OCI registry (e.g. Azure Container Registry)
$ apptainer pull image.sif oras://<username>


    --arch string           architecture to pull from library (default "amd64")
    --arch-variant string   architecture variant to pull from library
    --dir string            download images to the specific directory
    --disable-cache         do not use or create cached images/blobs
    --docker-host string    specify a custom Docker daemon host
    --docker-login          login to a Docker Repository interactively
-F, --force                 overwrite an image file if it exists
-h, --help                  help for pull
    --library string        download images from the provided library
    --no-cleanup            do NOT clean up bundle after failed build, can be helpful for debugging
    --no-https              use http instead of https for docker:// oras:// and library://<hostname>/... URIs


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