docker plugin rm

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Remove one or more plugins


docker plugin rm [OPTIONS] PLUGIN [PLUGIN...]


Name, shorthand Default Description
--force, -f false Force the removal of an active plugin

Parent command

Command Description
docker plugin Manage plugins
Command Description
docker plugin create Create a plugin from a rootfs and configuration. Plugin data directory must contain config.json and rootfs directory.
docker plugin disable Disable a plugin
docker plugin enable Enable a plugin
docker plugin inspect Display detailed information on one or more plugins
docker plugin install Install a plugin
docker plugin ls List plugins
docker plugin push Push a plugin to a registry
docker plugin rm Remove one or more plugins
docker plugin set Change settings for a plugin
docker plugin upgrade Upgrade an existing plugin

Extended description

Removes a plugin. You cannot remove a plugin if it is enabled, you must disable a plugin using the docker plugin disable before removing it (or use –force, use of force is not recommended, since it can affect functioning of running containers using the plugin).


The following example disables and removes the sample-volume-plugin:latest plugin:

$ docker plugin disable tiborvass/sample-volume-plugin

$ docker plugin rm tiborvass/sample-volume-plugin:latest