How to Download a Single File directly To a Windows Container

In this blog post, I will show you how to download a single file to a Windows Server container using a PowerShell command.

Files

Docker gives up the option to connect to a Storage Volume on the host and copy files directly to the Container or from the host,

The problem with volumes is that sometimes you just need to download a single file and you don’t want the trouble of connecting to a volume and start using copy pate.

Get Started

Below, I am using the invoke-webrequest command to download a single file.

Invoke-WebRequest -Method Get -Uri https://webaddress/win-x64.zip -OutFile c:\win-x64.zip

Because the file is zipped I can also use the PowerShell unzip command to unzip the file as shown below:

Expand-Archive -Path c:\win-x64.zip -DestinationPath c:\

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