Docker – Script to Remove Running Containers

Following script could help remove all the running Docker containers. Save the script in a file namely, Change the permission using command such as “chmod u+x”. Execute the script using the command such as ./ And, that is it. it would help you delete all the containers.

function clearContainers () { 
  CONTAINER_IDS=$(docker ps -aq)
  if [ -z "$CONTAINER_IDS" -o "$CONTAINER_IDS" == " " ]; then
    echo "---- No containers available for deletion ----"
    docker rm -f $CONTAINER_IDS
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