How To Remove Docker Images & Containers

I moved to a new Mozilla project that uses a much different stack than I’m used to; all of a sudden I’m thrust into a world of Mercurial, Docker, and a few other technologies that I’m not used to. You know what this ends in: foul language, anger, booze, and… lots of starting over. Many hate starting but wiping the slate clean gives me much ease, realizing I don’t compound the issue by trying to patch a shim fix.Lets learn about How To Remove docker Images & Containers

In this case, starting over means wiping my Docker images and containers clean, just to make sure there are no inconsistencies or duplicates. Delete all containers and images using the following commands:

# Delete all Docker containers
# Must be run first because images are attached to containers
docker rm -f $(docker ps -a -q)

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

Of course, you don’t want to do that if you use Docker through multiple projects — if you split your other images and containers you will find yourself in a world of hurt.

There you have it — in one pass, a clean Docker slate!

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