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podman-pod-kill(1) General Commands Manual podman-pod-kill(1)


podman-pod-kill - Kill the main process of each container in one or more pods


podman pod kill [options] pod ...


The main process of each container inside the pods specified is sent SIGKILL, or any signal specified with option --signal.


--all, -a

Sends signal to all containers associated with a pod.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the pod name or ID, use the last created pod. Note: the last started pod can be from other users of Podman on the host machine. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)

--signal, -s=signal

Signal to send to the containers in the pod. For more information on Linux signals, refer to signal(7). The default is SIGKILL.


Kill pod with a given name

podman pod kill mywebserver

Kill pod with a given ID

podman pod kill 860a4b23

Terminate pod by sending TERM signal

podman pod kill --signal TERM 860a4b23

Kill the latest pod created by Podman

podman pod kill --latest

Terminate all pods by sending KILL signal

podman pod kill --all


podman(1), podman-pod(1), podman-pod-stop(1)


July 2018, Originally compiled by Peter Hunt ⟨⟩