"docker image rm" - Remove Image

Q

How to remove an image from the local repository with "docker image rm" command?

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A

If an image is no longer needed, you can remove it from the local repository to save space using the "docker image rm" command.

1. Run "docker image list" command. You see the image, hello-world.

$ docker image list

REPOSITORY          TAG     IMAGE ID      CREATED       SIZE
hello-world         latest  fce289e99eb9  4 months ago  1.84kB
...

2. Remove the image by its name.

$ docker image rm hello-world

Error response from daemon: conflict: unable to remove repository reference 
"hello-world" (must force) - container 96ce071457fc is using its referenced 
image fce289e99eb9

3. If you get the above error, you can remove the container first. And try it again.

$ docker container rm 96ce071457fc
96ce071457fc

$ docker image rm hello-world

Untagged: hello-world:latest
Untagged: hello-world@sha256:6f744a2005b12a704d2608d8070a494ad1145636eeb74a570c56b94d94ccdbfc
Deleted: sha256:fce289e99eb9bca977dae136fbe2a82b6b7d4c372474c9235adc1741675f587e
Deleted: sha256:af0b15c8625bb1938f1d7b17081031f649fd14e6b233688eea3c5483994a66a3

 

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