lxc-destroy (1) - Linux Manuals

lxc-destroy: destroy a container.


lxc-destroy - destroy a container.


lxc-destroy {-n name} [-f]


lxc-destroy destroys the system object previously created by the lxc-create command.


-f, --force
If a container is running, stop it first. If this option is not specified and the container is running, then lxc-destroy will be aborted.


These options are common to most of lxc commands.
-?, -h, --help
Print a longer usage message than normal.
Give the usage message
-q, --quiet
mute on
-P, --lxcpath=PATH
Use an alternate container path. The default is /var/lib/lxc.
-o, --logfile=FILE
Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.
-l, --logpriority=LEVEL
Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG.

Note that this option is setting the priority of the events log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the ERROR events log on stderr.

-n, --name=NAME
Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric string.
Show the version number.


The container was not found
The specified container for destruction was not found. It is probable it does not exists and was already destroyed.You can use the lxc-ls command to list the available containers on the system.


Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano [at] free.fr>