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Adam Mateusz Brożyński
Adam Mateusz Brożyński

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How to stop multiple docker containers with same name prefix

If containers have names with same prefix, for example: test-service-1, test-service-2, test-something-more, then it's possible to stop them all at once:

$ docker ps -q --filter name=CONTAINER_NAME_PREFIX* \
    xargs docker stop
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If you'll add -a to docker ps, you can also change xargs docker stop to xargs docker container rm to remove all containers at once.

You can also stop and remove containers in one command:

$ docker ps -q --filter name=CONTAINER_NAME_PREFIX* | \
    xargs docker stop | xargs docker container rm
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