I am building a command line script (Linux-based) for which I have a Dockerfile to define a Docker container within which I do testing etc.

I have a question about why the HOME directory is not being set/used in the way I expect within the Dockerfile. Would this be on topic for ServerFault (because the question is about Docker, and hence "server administration" in that loosest sense), or is it more suitable for Stack Overflow?

  • Maybe in the Linux stack? Feb 11, 2015 at 15:23
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    Sorry, what do you mean "the Linux stack"? Feb 11, 2015 at 15:25
  • Carlos probably meant Unix.SE, but as Hopeless says you should be fine posting it on here.
    – Andrew B
    Feb 11, 2015 at 23:53

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I can't tell you if it's more suitable for SO or not, but the question you describe sounds like it would be topical on Server Fault, yes.


I think anything that is related to operating servers and server technologies belong to Server Fault, even if it seems like it's programming. System Administrators should do some programming - programming to automate, to deploy, manage, etc. This question would be useful and more appropriate than many of the questions that get posted on SF every day!


I would think that configuring Docker for an app would be a stackoverflow question, administering docker containers (Kubernetes) would be an admin question.

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