Hard way to clean docker

How to save disk space making hard clining

Nicola Landro
1 min readMar 4


Docker is very usefull tool byt sometimes you use a large amount of disk memory during time, so I have an hard way to clean it.

Clening guide

Tipically once a month I made my hard cleaning with following commands:

docker stop $(docker ps -q)
docker rm $(docker ps -q)
docker rmi $(docker images -q)
docker volume rm $(docker volume ls -q)
docker network prune

That commands will remove each part of docker so when you re-run something you will download it.


I make a lot of experiments so into a month I have to many unused docekr images so this hard cleaning work fine for me because the most of images that I have are realy useless, in general if you are more clean or use almost the same containers the disk that you have free is the best that you can have.



Nicola Landro

Linux user and Open Source fun. Deep learning PhD. , Full stack web developer, Mobile developer, cloud engineer and Musitian.