oc-adm-prune-images man page

oc adm prune images — Remove unreferenced images


oc adm prune images [Options]


Remove image stream tags, images, and image layers by age or usage

This command removes historical image stream tags, unused images, and unreferenced image layers from the integrated registry. By default, all images are considered as candidates. The command can be instructed to consider only images that have been directly pushed to the registry by supplying --all=false flag.

By default, the prune operation performs a dry run making no changes to internal registry. A --confirm flag is needed for changes to be effective. The flag requires a valid route to the integrated Docker registry. If this command is run outside of the cluster network, the route needs to be provided using --registry-url.

Only a user with a cluster role system:image-pruner or higher who is logged-in will be able to actually delete the images.

If the registry is secured with a certificate signed by a self-signed root certificate authority other than the one present in current user's config, you may need to specify it using --certificate-authority flag.

Insecure connection is allowed in the following cases unless certificate-authority is specified:



Include images that were imported from external registries as candidates for pruning.  If pruned, all the mirrored objects associated with them will also be removed from the integrated registry.


The path to a certificate authority bundle to use when communicating with the managed Docker registries. Defaults to the certificate authority data from the current user's config file. It cannot be used together with --force-insecure.


If true, specify that image pruning should proceed. Defaults to false, displaying what would be deleted but not actually deleting anything. Requires a valid route to the integrated Docker registry (see --registry-url).


If true, allow an insecure connection to the docker registry that is hosted via HTTP or has an invalid HTTPS certificate. Whenever possible, use --certificate-authority instead of this dangerous option.


Specify the number of image revisions for a tag in an image stream that will be preserved.


Specify the minimum age of an image and its referrers for it to be considered a candidate for pruning.


Specify if images which are exceeding LimitRanges (see 'openshift.io/Image'), specified in the same namespace, should be considered for pruning. This flag cannot be combined with --keep-younger-than nor --keep-tag-revisions.


If false, the prune operation will clean up image API objects, but the none of the associated content in the registry is removed.  Note, if only image API objects are cleaned up through use of this flag, the only means for subsequently cleaning up registry data corresponding to those image API objects is to employ the 'hard prune' administrative task.


The address to use when contacting the registry, instead of using the default value. This is useful if you can't resolve or reach the registry (e.g.; the default is a cluster-internal URL) but you do have an alternative route that works. Particular transport protocol can be enforced using '<scheme>://' prefix.

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


Username to impersonate for the operation


Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.


Path to the file container Azure container registry configuration information.


Default HTTP cache directory


Path to a client certificate file for TLS


Path to a client key file for TLS


The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use


Path to the config file to use for CLI requests.


The name of the kubeconfig context to use


The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.


If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure


Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request


The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.


The address and port of the Kubernetes API server


Bearer token for authentication to the API server


The name of the kubeconfig user to use


Print version information and quit


  # See, what the prune command would delete if only images and their referrers were more than an hour old
  # and obsoleted by 3 newer revisions under the same tag were considered.
  oc adm prune images --keep-tag-revisions=3 --keep-younger-than=60m
  # To actually perform the prune operation, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm prune images --keep-tag-revisions=3 --keep-younger-than=60m --confirm
  # See, what the prune command would delete if we're interested in removing images
  # exceeding currently set limit ranges ('openshift.io/Image')
  oc adm prune images --prune-over-size-limit
  # To actually perform the prune operation, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm prune images --prune-over-size-limit --confirm
  # Force the insecure http protocol with the particular registry host name
  oc adm prune images --registry-url=http://registry.example.org --confirm
  # Force a secure connection with a custom certificate authority to the particular registry host name
  oc adm prune images --registry-url=registry.example.org --certificate-authority=/path/to/custom/ca.crt --confirm

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals June 2016