Removing Unwanted Docker-Compose Containers
Applicable to any "s" version of software running in the Docker Container environment.
Having too many Docker Compose containers and files on your system can make things rather confusing if many of them serve no purpose. Just like in many other areas, it is best to keep things neat and throw away what you don't need. Here we will discuss the steps involved in removing excess Docker Compose material from your machine.
Here's what to do:
Stop any containers you don't need
Run the command below and observe the output:
sudo docker ps -a
Remove unwanted containers
You can remove individual containers by using the following command (replacing the "xx" with the container name or ID from the
ps -a output text).
sudo docker rm xx
You can also remove all stopped containers by using this command:
sudo docker container prune
Remove docker-compose data from your file system
- Navigate to
/opt/telosand run the command
- Determine the directories that are associated with the containers you just removed
- Run the
sudo rm -r xxcommand (replacing "xx" with the directory name you want to delete)
- Repeat until all unwanted directories are removed.
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