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-a, -all flag for kill, rm, rmi, start, stop and restart commands #1682

oguzbilgic opened this Issue Aug 26, 2013 · 3 comments


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oguzbilgic commented Aug 26, 2013

I often find myself in need to run these container commands on all of containers that they apply. If people think -a flag could be useful for any/all of these commands, I would love to implement this.


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creack commented Aug 26, 2013

tagging easyfix/help-wanted


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KSid commented Aug 27, 2013

Instead of a flag, would it be better to have some sort of filter? e.g.

docker rmi -filter * # remove all images
docker rmi -filter local/*
docker stop -filter * # stop all running containers
docker start -filter local/web # start all containers tagged local/web
docker rm -filter * -filter !e68f73d9622f # potentially support exclusions

If the flag is considered the best option then I feel using -all would be a better fit because some of these actions are destructive and it requires a little more conscious effort to type.


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crosbymichael commented Aug 30, 2013

I'm going to close this because we are in favor of this for batch operations at this point in time.

docker rmi `docker images -q`
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