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podman-volume-prune - Remove all unused volumes


podman volume prune [options]


Removes unused volumes. By default all unused volumes are removed, the --filter flag can be used to filter specific volumes. Users are prompted to confirm the removal of all the unused volumes. To bypass the confirmation, use the --force flag.



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
dangling [Bool] Only remove volumes not referenced by any containers
driver [String] Only remove volumes with the given driver
label [String] Only remove volumes, with (or without, in the case of label!=[...] is used) the specified labels.
name [String] Only remove volume with the given name
opt [String] Only remove volumes created with the given options
scope [String] Only remove volumes with the given scope
until [DateTime] Only remove volumes created before given timestamp.
after/since [Volume] Filter by volumes created after the given VOLUME (name or tag)

The label filter accepts two formats. One is the label=key or label=key=value, which removes volumes with the specified labels. The other format is the label!=key or label!=key=value, which removes volumes 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 prompt for confirmation.


Print usage statement


$ podman volume prune
$ podman volume prune --force
$ podman volume prune --filter label=mylabel=mylabelvalue


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November 2018, Originally compiled by Urvashi Mohnani ⟨⟩