When using Docker I get pretty tired of having to remove containers, kill processes, etc. one at a time. I found an easy way to kill/remove multiple things in one command.

Let’s say I want to remove all the containers that have exited. I can view them all before deleting (to be safe) by running this command:

docker ps -f "status=exited"

That will output something like this :

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE             ...
217dfdbfd2eb        incrementor1      ...  
b1c9313087b4        incrementor2      ...
acab023c8206        incrementor3      ...

Looks good. These are the container I want to remove. Now I can run the same command with the -q option, put it inside a $(), and use it as the parameter for our container remove command:

docker container rm $(docker ps -f "status=exited" -q)

Voila! All the exited containers are now removed! You can use whatever filters you want for the selector inside your $(), and you can kill/remove all the things you want.