podman-image-prune - Man Page

Remove all unused images from the local store

Synopsis

podman image prune [options]

Description

podman image prune removes all dangling images from local storage. With the all option, you can delete all unused images.  Unused images are dangling images as well as any image that does not have any containers based on it.

The image prune command does not prune cache images that only use layers that are necessary for other images.

Options

--all, -a

Remove dangling images and images that have no associated containers.

--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 images with the specified labels. The other format is the label!=... (label!=key or label!=key=value), which removes images without the specified labels.

--force, -f

Do not provide an interactive prompt for container removal.

--help, -h

Print usage statement

Examples

Remove all dangling images from local storage

$ sudo podman image prune

WARNING! This will remove all dangling images.
Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
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Remove all unused images from local storage without confirming

$ sudo podman image prune -a -f
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Remove all unused images from local storage since given time/hours.

$ sudo podman image prune -a --filter until=2019-11-14T06:15:42.937792374Z

WARNING! This will remove all dangling images.
Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
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$ sudo podman image prune -f --filter until=10h
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Remove all unused images from local storage with label version 1.0

$ sudo podman image prune -a -f --filter label=version=1.0
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See Also

podman(1), podman-images

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