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podman-rename - Man Page

Rename an existing container


podman rename container newname

podman container rename container newname


Rename changes the name of an existing container. The old name is freed, and is available for use. This command can be run on containers in any state. However, running containers may not fully receive the effects until they are restarted - for example, a running container may still use the old name in its logs. At present, only containers are supported; pods and volumes cannot be renamed.



Rename container with a given name.

$ podman rename oldContainer aNewName

Rename container with a given ID.

$ podman rename 717716c00a6b testcontainer

Create an alias for container with a given ID.

$ podman container rename 6e7514b47180 databaseCtr

See Also


Referenced By

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

The man pages docker-container-rename(1), docker-rename(1) and podman-container-rename(1) are aliases of podman-rename(1).