Docker Volumes

Viash automatically creates a Docker volume for components and executables with a Docker backend if a file argument exists in the config file. This allows your script to read and write files as if working with them natively.

The full mount path is /viash_automount/ABSOLUTE_PATH_TO_FILE_DIRECTORY.

By default, files created and modified by a Docker container are owned by root. By default, Viash automatically changes the owner of any files defined in the config file to the user running the executable. This behaviour can be overridden by setting the chown setting to false in your config file.


Any files your script generates that are not defined as file arguments will still be owned by root as Viash won’t have any knowledge of them.