podman-rmi - Removes one or more locally stored images


podman rmi [options] image […]

podman image rm [options] image […]


Removes one or more locally stored images. Passing an argument image deletes it, along with any of its dangling parent images. A dangling image is an image without a tag and without being referenced by another image.

Note: To delete an image from a remote registry, use the skopeo delete command. Some registries do not allow users to delete an image via a CLI remotely.


--all, -a

Remove all images in the local storage.

--force, -f

This option will cause podman to remove all containers that are using the image before removing the image from the system.

--ignore, -i

If a specified image does not exist in the local storage, ignore it and do not throw an error.

Remove an image by its short ID

$ podman rmi c0ed59d05ff7

Remove an image and its associated containers.

$ podman rmi --force imageID

Remove multiple images by their shortened IDs.

$ podman rmi c4dfb1609ee2 93fd78260bd1 c0ed59d05ff7

Remove all images and containers.

$ podman rmi -a -f

Remove an absent image with and without the --ignore flag.

$ podman rmi --ignore nothing
$ podman rmi nothing
Error: nothing: image not known

Exit Status

0 All specified images removed

1 One of the specified images did not exist, and no other failures

2 One of the specified images has child images or is being used by a container

125 The command fails for any other reason


podman(1), skopeo-delete(1)


March 2017, Originally compiled by Dan Walsh