Docker – Shell Script to Remove Docker Images


Following script could help remove all of the docker images starting with a specific prefix. Save the script in a file namely, Change the permission using the 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 images starting with a specific prefix.

function removeUnwantedImages() {
  DOCKER_IMAGE_IDS=$(sudo docker images | grep "$imagePrefix" | awk '{print $3}') 
  if [ -z "$DOCKER_IMAGE_IDS" -o "$DOCKER_IMAGE_IDS" == " " ]; then
    echo "---- No images available for deletion ----"
    sudo docker rmi -f $DOCKER_IMAGE_IDS

read -p "Delete images whose prefix is: " imagePrefix
Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh Kumar

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