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podman-machine-rm - Man Page

Remove a virtual machine


podman machine rm [options] [name]


Remove a virtual machine and its related files.  What is actually deleted depends on the virtual machine type.  For all virtual machines, the generated podman system connections are deleted.  The ignition files generated for that VM are also removed as is its image file on the filesystem.

Users get a display of what is deleted and are required to confirm unless the option --force is used.

The default machine name is podman-machine-default. If a machine name is not specified as an argument, then podman-machine-default will be removed.

Rootless only.


--force, -f

Stop and delete without confirmation.


Print usage statement.


Do not delete the generated ignition file.


Do not delete the VM image.


Remove the specified Podman machine.

$ podman machine rm test1

The following files will be deleted:


Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y

Remove the specified Podman machine even if it is running.

$ podman machine rm -f test1

See Also

podman(1), podman-machine(1)


March 2021, Originally compiled by Ashley Cui acui@redhat.com ⟨mailto:acui@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By


The man page docker-machine-rm(1) is an alias of podman-machine-rm(1).