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Remove old Docker containers Code Example

Last Updated on Wednesday 5th Oct 2022

Since Docker 1.13.x, you can use Docker container prune.

			
					docker container prune

			
	

docker prune commands

			
					$ docker container prune

			
	
			
					$ docker system prune

			
	
  • When you run docker ps -a, you might have too many containers and want to remove old containers.
  • You can remove those containers as below.
			
					$ docker rm `docker ps -aq`

			
	

If the specified container is running, you'll get an error.

			
					Failed to remove container (f6259edb8236): Error response from daemon: Conflict, You cannot remove a running container. Stop the container before attempting removal or use -f

			
	

remove all docker images

			
					docker rmi $(docker images -q)