How to remove all images and containers in Docker

April 26, 2020

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


Shivam Singhal

Shivam Singhal is a full stack developer, Linux Guy, Mozillian by ❤️.