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podman-container-prune(1)() podman-container-prune(1)()

NAME

podman-container-prune - Remove all stopped containers from local storage

SYNOPSIS

podman container prune [options]

DESCRIPTION

podman container prune removes all stopped containers from local storage.

OPTIONS

--filter=filters

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:

Filter Description
label Only remove containers, with (or without, in the case of label!=[...] is used) the specified labels.
until Only remove containers created before given timestamp.

The label filter accepts two formats. One is the label=key or label=key=value, which removes containers with the specified labels. The other format is the label!=key or label!=key=value, which removes containers 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 provide an interactive prompt for container removal.
The default is false.

-h, --help

Print usage statement.
The default is false.

EXAMPLES

Remove all stopped containers from local storage

$ podman container prune
WARNING! This will remove all stopped containers.
Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
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Remove all stopped containers from local storage without confirmation.

$ podman container prune -f
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Remove all stopped containers from local storage created within last 10 minutes

$ podman container prune --filter until="10m"
WARNING! This will remove all stopped containers.
Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
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SEE ALSO

podman(1), podman-ps(1)

HISTORY

December 2018, Originally compiled by Brent Baude bbaude@redhat.com ⟨mailto:bbaude@redhat.com⟩
December 2020, converted filter information from docs.docker.com documentation by Dan Walsh dwalsh@redhat.com ⟨mailto:dwalsh@redhat.com⟩