This image is most useful in the context of building base images or super minimal images (such as images that contain only a single binary; see
hello-world for an example).
As of Docker 1.5.0 (specifically,
FROM scratch is a no-op in the
Dockerfile, and will not create an extra layer in your image (so a previously 2-layer image will now be a 1-layer image instead).
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