NAME

podman-kill - Kill the main process in one or more containers

SYNOPSIS

podman kill [options] [container …]

podman container kill [options] [container …]

DESCRIPTION

The main process inside each container specified will be sent SIGKILL, or any signal specified with option --signal.

OPTIONS

--all, -a

Signal all running and paused containers.

--cidfile

Read container ID from the specified file and remove the container. Can be specified multiple times.

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. If you use methods other than Podman to run containers such as CRI-O, the last started container could be from either of those methods. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)

--signal, -s

Signal to send to the container. For more information on Linux signals, refer to man signal(7).

EXAMPLE

Kill container with a given name

podman kill mywebserver

Kill container with a given ID

podman kill 860a4b23

Terminate container by sending TERM signal

podman kill --signal TERM 860a4b23

Kill the latest container created by Podman

podman kill --latest

Terminate all containers by sending KILL signal

podman kill --signal KILL -a

Kill container using ID specified in a given files

podman kill --cidfile /home/user/cidfile-1
podman kill --cidfile /home/user/cidfile-1 --cidfile ./cidfile-2

SEE ALSO

podman(1), podman-stop(1)

HISTORY

September 2017, Originally compiled by Brent Baude bbaude@redhat.com