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
Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh is passionate about various different technologies including programming languages such as Java/JEE, Javascript, PHP, C/C++, mobile programming languages etc, and, computing fundamentals related with cloud-native technologies, application security, cloud computing platforms, mobile apps, big data etc.

He has also authored the book, Building Web Apps with Spring 5 and Angular.
Ajitesh Kumar

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