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Usage: docker rm [OPTIONS] CONTAINER [CONTAINER...] Remove one or more containers Options: -f, --force Force the removal of a running container (uses SIGKILL) --help Print usage -l, --link Remove the specified link -v, --volumes Remove the volumes associated with the container
$ docker rm /redis /redis
This will remove the container referenced under the link
$ docker rm --link /webapp/redis /webapp/redis
This will remove the underlying link between
/webapp and the
containers removing all network communication.
$ docker rm --force redis redis
The main process inside the container referenced under the link
/redis will receive
SIGKILL, then the container will be removed.
$ docker rm $(docker ps -a -q)
This command will delete all stopped containers. The command
docker ps -a -q will return all existing container IDs and pass them to
rm command which will delete them. Any running containers will not be
$ docker rm -v redis redis
This command will remove the container and any volumes associated with it. Note that if a volume was specified with a name, it will not be removed.
$ docker create -v awesome:/foo -v /bar --name hello redis hello $ docker rm -v hello
In this example, the volume for
/foo will remain intact, but the volume for
/bar will be removed. The same behavior holds for volumes inherited with