Updating local versions of Docker images if using the latest tag

I have an ubuntu:latest image pulled locally from a couple of years ago, and it’s obviously not the latest since it’s over 2 years old. ‘docker images’ shows:

ubuntu                                                                           latest                     d5ca7a445605   2 years ago     65.6MB

If I run the image with -it and cat the /etc/lsb-release file, it shows it’s 20.04. Docker Hub is currently showing latest as 22.04.

To update it, if I ‘docker pull ubuntu:latest’ then it shows:

> docker pull ubuntu:latest
latest: Pulling from library/ubuntu
70104cd59e2a: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:1b8d8ff4777f36f19bfe73ee4df61e3a0b789caeff29caa019539ec7c9a57f95
Status: Downloaded newer image for ubuntu:latest

If I now start it and cat /etc/lsb-release, it shows 22.04. Done!

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