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podman-restart(1) General Commands Manual podman-restart(1)


podman-restart - Restart one or more containers


podman restart [options] container ...

podman container restart [options] container ...


The restart command allows containers to be restarted using their ID or name. Containers will be stopped if they are running and then restarted. Stopped containers will not be stopped and will only be started.


--all, -a

Restart all containers regardless of their current state.


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

--filter, -f=filter

Filter what containers restart. Multiple filters can be given with multiple uses of the --filter flag. Filters with the same key work inclusive with the only exception being label which is exclusive. Filters with different keys always work exclusive.

Valid filters are listed below:

Filter Description
id [ID] Container's ID (accepts regex)
name [Name] Container's name (accepts regex)
label [Key] or [Key=Value] Label assigned to a container
exited [Int] Container's exit code
status [Status] Container's status: 'created', 'exited', 'paused', 'running', 'unknown'
ancestor [ImageName] Image or descendant used to create container
before [ID] or [Name] Containers created before this container
since [ID] or [Name] Containers created since this container
volume [VolumeName] or [MountpointDestination] Volume mounted in container
health [Status] healthy or unhealthy
pod [Pod] name or full or partial ID of pod
network [Network] name or full ID of network

--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. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)


Restart all containers that are already in the running state.

--time, -t=seconds

Seconds to wait before forcibly stopping the container.


Restart the latest container

$ podman restart -l

Restart a specific container by partial container ID

$ podman restart ff6cf1

Restart two containers by name with a timeout of 4 seconds

$ podman restart --time 4 test1 test2

Restart all running containers

$ podman restart --running

Restart all containers

$ podman restart --all

Restart container using ID specified in a given files.

$ podman restart --cidfile /home/user/cidfile-1
$ podman restart --cidfile /home/user/cidfile-1 --cidfile ./cidfile-2




March 2018, Originally compiled by Matt Heon ⟨⟩