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podman-kill(1)() podman-kill(1)()


podman-kill - Kill the main process in one or more containers


podman kill [options] [container ...]

podman container kill [options] [container ...]


The main process inside each container specified will be sent SIGKILL, or any signal specified with option --signal.


--all, -a

Signal all running containers. This does not include paused containers.


Read container ID from the specified file and remove the container. Can be specified multiple times.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. If you use methods other than Podman to run containers such as CRI-O, the last started container could be from either of those methods.

The latest option is not supported on the remote client.

--signal, -s

Signal to send to the container. For more information on Linux signals, refer to man signal(7).


podman kill mywebserver

podman kill 860a4b23

podman kill --signal TERM 860a4b23

podman kill --latest

podman kill --signal KILL -a

podman kill --cidfile /home/user/cidfile-1

podman kill --cidfile /home/user/cidfile-1 --cidfile ./cidfile-2


podman(1), podman-stop(1)


September 2017, Originally compiled by Brent Baude ⟨⟩