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pygmy is the single tool needed to get the local Docker Drupal Development Environment running on your Linux based system. It built to work with Docker for Mac! (quite a lot for such a small whale 🐳)

What pygmy will handle for you:

  • An HTTP reverse proxy for nice URLs and HTTPS offloading.
  • A DNS system so we don't have to remember IP addresses.
  • SSH agents to use SSH keys within containers.
  • A system that receives and displays mail locally available at


Please follow the official installation instructions.


pygmy up       # Start the services. Required to run only once per system boot.
pygmy down     # Stop the services.
pygmy restart  # Restart the services.
pygmy status   # Show the status of the services.
pygmy clean    # Stop and remove all services. Useful if you have issues with pygmy.