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       docker-container-rm - Remove one or more containers

       docker container rm [OPTIONS] CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]

       docker  container  rm will remove one or more containers from the host node. The container name or ID can be used. This does
       not remove images. You cannot remove a running container unless you use the -f option. To see all containers on a  host  use
       the docker container ls -a command.

Removing a container using its ID
       To remove a container using its ID, find either from a docker ps -a command, or use the ID returned from the docker run com‐
       mand, or retrieve it from a file used to store it using the docker run --cidfile:

              docker container rm abebf7571666

Removing a container using the container name
       The name of the container can be found using the docker ps -a command. The use that name as follows:

              docker container rm hopeful_morse

Removing a container and all associated volumes
              $ docker container rm -v redis

       This command will remove the container and any volumes associated with it.  Note that if a volume was specified with a name,
       it will not be removed.

              $ docker create -v awesome:/foo -v /bar --name hello redis
              $ docker container rm -v hello

       In  this  example, the volume for /foo will remain in tact, but the volume for /bar will be removed. The same behavior holds
       for volumes inherited with --volumes-from.

       -f, --force[=false]      Force the removal of a running container (uses SIGKILL)

       -h, --help[=false]      help for rm

       -l, --link[=false]      Remove the specified link

       -v, --volumes[=false]      Remove anonymous volumes associated with the container


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