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Remove all stopped containers from local storage

Synopsis

podman container prune [options]

Description

podman container prune removes all stopped containers from local storage.

Options

--filter=filters

Provide filter values.

The --filter flag format is of “key=value”. If there is more than one filter, then pass multiple flags (e.g., --filter "foo=bar" --filter "bif=baz")

Supported filters:

  • until (timestamp) - only remove containers and images created before given timestamp
  • label (label=key, label=key=value, label!=key, or label!=key=value) - only remove containers and images, with (or without, in case label!=... is used) the specified labels.

The until filter can be Unix timestamps, date formatted timestamps, or Go duration strings (e.g. 10m, 1h30m) computed relative to the machine’s time.

The label filter accepts two formats. One is the label=... (label=key or label=key=value), which removes containers with the specified labels. The other format is the label!=... (label!=key or label!=key=value), which removes containers without the specified labels.

--force, -f

Do not provide an interactive prompt for container removal.

-h, --help

Print usage statement

Examples

Remove all stopped containers from local storage

$ sudo podman container prune
WARNING! This will remove all stopped containers.
Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
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Remove all stopped containers from local storage without confirmation.

$ sudo podman container prune -f
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Remove all stopped containers from local storage created within last 10 minutes

$ sudo podman container prune --filter until="10m"
WARNING! This will remove all stopped containers.
Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
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See Also

podman(1), podman-ps

History

December 2018, Originally compiled by Brent Baude (bbaude at redhat dot com) December 2020, converted filter information from docs.docker.com documentation by Dan Walsh (dwalsh at redhat dot com)

Referenced By

podman-container(1), podman-system-prune(1).