Docker on Ubuntu but really it's Windows

If you are running Windows Subsystem for Linux and trying to use docker desktop, you may find yourself getting permission denied messages. Just like with regular ubuntu and docker, you have to use sudo, or add yourself to the docker group. Heres how to do that.

$ sudo groupadd docker
$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
$ group
# You should see docker listed. If not run the following command
$ newgrp docker

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    January 06, 2021 at 21:47
    Glad you found it useful!
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    January 05, 2021 at 04:12
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