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Powershell: Docker PowerCLI Core and Microsoft/Powershell - (docker -it switch)

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Assumptions:
Docker running on MacOS.  (Likely runs the same on any other OS, minor differences)

Summary:
While I appreciate William Lam's posts on Docker and PowerCLICore; I'm kind of dumb and need explanations on the simpler aspects of docker.  So for those who would like to know what the options in docker mean (to explore at least) and why it can looks strange even looking at 'help', here is how I understand it.  This can also be applied to Microsoft/Powershell container image as well.

Details:
docker run --rm -it -v /Users/cnakagaki/Downloads/:/tmp/scripts vmware/powerclicore

The above line will pull the powerclicore container from docker hub (if not already 'pulled'), run it in interactive mode (w/ pseudo TTY, needed), and mount my local Downloads directory to /tmp/scripts within the docker container.

The part that mainly threw me off was the syntax combination of '-it' which essentially translates to -i (interactive) and -t (pseudo TTY).

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