How to remove all images and containers in Docker

championshuttler profile image Shivam Singhal Originally published at itsopensource.com ・1 min read

Recently I started using Docker in my internship and sometimes you just mess up your docker images and containers, so you wanted to start from clean but first you need to remove all images and containers of Docker locally.

# Delete all Docker containers
docker rm -f $(docker ps -a -q)

# Delete all Docker images
docker rmi -f $(docker images -q)

Also there is a new docker command, that will delete all unused images and volumes.

docker system prune --all --force

You can read more about this command here

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Posted on May 20 by:

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Shivam Singhal


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Hi Shivam, thanks for sharing this trick with us.

You can also go deeper and prune all networks with this command (if you don't use docker system prune):

$ docker network prune

The same thing goes for the volumes:

$ docker volume prune

Nice! There is also

docker container prune

for the same.