NAME

podman-pause - Pause one or more containers

SYNOPSIS

podman pause [options] [container…]

podman container pause [options] [container…]

DESCRIPTION

Pauses all the processes in one or more containers. You may use container IDs or names as input.

OPTIONS

--all, -a

Pause all running containers.

--cidfile=file

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

--filter, -f=filter

Filter what containers pause. Multiple filters can be given with multiple uses of the --filter flag. Filters with the same key work inclusive with the only exception being label which is exclusive. Filters with different keys always work exclusive.

Valid filters are listed below:

Filter

Description

id

[ID] Container’s ID (accepts regex)

name

[Name] Container’s name (accepts regex)

label

[Key] or [Key=Value] Label assigned to a container

exited

[Int] Container’s exit code

status

[Status] Container’s status: ‘created’, ‘exited’, ‘paused’, ‘running’, ‘unknown’

ancestor

[ImageName] Image or descendant used to create container

before

[ID] or [Name] Containers created before this container

since

[ID] or [Name] Containers created since this container

volume

[VolumeName] or [MountpointDestination] Volume mounted in container

health

[Status] healthy or unhealthy

pod

[Pod] name or full or partial ID of pod

network

[Network] name or full ID of network

--latest, -l

Instead of providing the container name or ID, use the last created container. Note: the last started container could be from other users of Podman on the host machine. (This option is not available with the remote Podman client, including Mac and Windows (excluding WSL2) machines)

EXAMPLE

Pause container named ‘mywebserver’

podman pause mywebserver

Pause container by partial container ID.

podman pause 860a4b23

Pause all running containers.

podman pause --all

Pause container using ID specified in a given files.

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

Pause the latest container created by Podman.

podman pause --latest

SEE ALSO

podman(1), podman-unpause(1)

HISTORY

September 2017, Originally compiled by Dan Walsh dwalsh@redhat.com