When you run containers (e.g. in Docker), you usually run a system that has a whole Operating System, documentation, extra packages, etc. and your specific application. The result is that the footprint of the container is bigger than needed. minicon is a general tool to analyze applications and executions of these applications to obtain a filesystem that contains all the dependencies that have been detected. In particular, it can be used to reduce Docker containers. The minicon package includes minidock which will help to reduce Docker containers by hiding the underlying complexity of running minicon inside a Docker container.