How to delete all local Docker images?

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Question:

I recently started using Docker and never realized that I should use docker-compose down instead of ctrl-c or docker-compose stop to get rid of my experiments. I now have a large number of unneeded docker images locally.

Is there a flag I can run to delete all the local docker images & containers?

Something like docker rmi --all --force –all flag does not exist but I am looking for something with similar idea.

Answers:

Unix

To delete all containers including its volumes use,

docker rm -vf $(docker ps -aq)

To delete all the images,

docker rmi -f $(docker images -aq)

Remember, you should remove all the containers before removing all the images from which those containers were created.

Windows – Powershell

docker images -a -q | % { docker image rm $_ -f }

Windows – cmd.exe

for /F %i in ('docker images -a -q') do docker rmi -f %i

Use this to delete everything:

docker system prune -a --volumes
WARNING! This will remove:
    - all stopped containers
    - all networks not used by at least one container
    - all volumes not used by at least one container
    - all images without at least one container associated to them
    - all build cache

That’s all. Tnx for attention 🙂

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