podman-volume-prune - Man Page

Remove all unused volumes


podman volume prune [options]


Removes unused volumes. By default all unused volumes are removed, the --filter flag can be used to filter specific volumes. Users are prompted to confirm the removal of all the unused volumes. To bypass the confirmation, use the --force flag.



Provide filter values.

The filters argument format is of key=value. If there is more than one filter, then pass multiple OPTIONS: --filter foo=bar --filter bif=baz.

Supported filters:

dangling[Bool] Only remove volumes not referenced by any containers
driver[String] Only remove volumes with the given driver
label[String] Only remove volumes, with (or without, in the case of label!=[...] is used) the specified labels.
name[String] Only remove volume with the given name
opt[String] Only remove volumes created with the given options
scope[String] Only remove volumes with the given scope
until[DateTime] Only remove volumes created before given timestamp.
after/since[Volume] Filter by volumes created after the given VOLUME (name or tag)

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

--force, -f

Do not prompt for confirmation.


Print usage statement


Prune all unused volumes.

$ podman volume prune

Prune all volumes. Note: this command will also remove all containers that are using a volume.

$ podman volume prune --force

Prune all volumes that contain the specified label.

$ podman volume prune --filter label=mylabel=mylabelvalue

See Also

podman(1), podman-volume(1)


November 2018, Originally compiled by Urvashi Mohnani umohnani@redhat.com ⟨mailto:umohnani@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By


The man page docker-volume-prune(1) is an alias of podman-volume-prune(1).