NAME

podman-machine-rm - Remove a virtual machine

SYNOPSIS

podman machine rm [options] [name]

DESCRIPTION

Remove a virtual machine and its related files. What is actually deleted depends on the virtual machine type. For all virtual machines, the generated SSH keys and the podman system connection are deleted. The ignition files generated for that VM are also removed as is its image file on the filesystem.

Users get a display of what will be deleted and are required to confirm unless the option --force is used.

OPTIONS

--help

Print usage statement.

--force

Delete without confirmation

--save-ignition

Do not delete the generated ignition file

--save-image

Do not delete the VM image

--save-keys

Do not delete the SSH keys for the VM. The system connection is always deleted.

EXAMPLES

Remove a VM named “test1”

$ podman machine rm test1

The following files will be deleted:

/home/user/.ssh/test1
/home/user/.ssh/test1.pub
/home/user/.config/containers/podman/machine/qemu/test1.ign
/home/user/.local/share/containers/podman/machine/qemu/test1_fedora-coreos-33.20210315.1.0-qemu.x86_64.qcow2
/home/user/.config/containers/podman/machine/qemu/test1.json

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SEE ALSO

podman(1), podman-machine(1)

HISTORY

March 2021, Originally compiled by Ashley Cui mailto:acui@redhat.com