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Starting the container

Just the basics to get the container running:

docker run --rm \
    --name unpackerr \
    -e PUID=1000 \
    -e PGID=1000 \
    -e UMASK=002 \
    -e TZ="Etc/UTC" \
    -e ARGS="" \
    -e DEBUG="no" \
    -e UN_SONARR_0_URL="http://sonarr:8989" \
    -e UN_SONARR_0_API_KEY="<yourapikey>" \
    -e UN_RADARR_0_URL="http://radarr:7878" \
    -e UN_RADARR_0_API_KEY="<yourapikey>" \
    -e UN_LIDARR_0_URL="http://lidarr:8686" \
    -e UN_LIDARR_0_API_KEY="<yourapikey>" \
    -v /<host_folder_config>:/config \
    -v /<host_folder_downloads>:/downloads \

The highlighted variables are all optional, the values you see are the defaults.


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nightly Every commit to master branch version build

You can also find tags that reference a commit or version number.


You can use docker environment variables or a configuration file that should be stored in /config/app/unpackerr.conf. Don't forget to mount your volume where Unpackerr should look to find your downloads. You should use the same volume as is used in the Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr containers. More advanced configuration methods are possible too, but take a look at the upstream project page for more info on that.

Executing your own scripts

If you have a need to do additional stuff when the container starts or stops, you can mount your script with -v /docker/host/ to execute your script on container start or -v /docker/host/ to execute it when the container stops. An example script can be seen below.

#!/usr/bin/with-contenv bash

echo "Hello, this is me, your script."

Troubleshooting a problem

By default all output is redirected to /dev/null, so you won't see anything from the application when using docker logs. Most applications write everything to a log file too. If you do want to see this output with docker logs, you can use -e DEBUG="yes" to enable this.