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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 will be 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. If you use methods other than Podman to run pods such as CRI-O, the last started pod could be from either of those methods. (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 ⟨⟩