Install Dashy Inside Docker Container in Linux

Install Dashy Inside Docker Container in Linux

Dashy is a web-based dashboard tool for organizing links for web applications, services, and tools. Dashy is an open-source project released under the MIT license.

This tutorial explains how to install Dashy inside a Docker container in the Linux. Commands have been tested on Ubuntu.

Prepare environment

Make sure you have installed Docker in your system. If you are using Ubuntu, installation instructions can be found in the post.

Install Dashy

Before starting, create a directory for configuration:

sudo mkdir -p /opt/dashy/config

Download sample configuration file:

sudo wget -qO /opt/dashy/config/conf.yml
  • Host network

Run the following command to create a container for Dashy that uses host network:

docker run -d --name=dashy --restart=always --network=host \
    -v /opt/dashy/config/conf.yml:/app/public/conf.yml \
  • User-defined bridge network

User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, Dashy service is listening on port 80. It can be changed with -p option.

docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=dashy --restart=always --network=app-net \
    -p 8080:80 \
    -v /opt/dashy/config/conf.yml:/app/public/conf.yml \

Testing Dashy

To access dashboard, open a web browser and go to http://<IP_ADDRESS>, where <IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system.

Dashy Inside Docker Container in Linux

Title, description, icons, colors, and links can be configured in the conf.yml file.

sudo nano /opt/dashy/config/conf.yml

Once the file was updated, refresh the browser to see changes.

Uninstall Dashy

To completely remove Dashy, remove its container:

docker rm --force dashy

Remove Dashy image:

docker rmi lissy93/dashy

You can also remove Dashy assets:

sudo rm -rf /opt/dashy

If a user-defined bridge network was created, you can delete it as follows:

docker network rm app-net

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