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.