docker stop


Stop one or more running containers

Usage

$ docker stop [OPTIONS] CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]

Refer to the options section for an overview of available OPTIONS for this command.

Description

The main process inside the container will receive SIGTERM, and after a grace period, SIGKILL. The first signal can be changed with the STOPSIGNAL instruction in the container’s Dockerfile, or the --stop-signal option to docker run.

For example uses of this command, refer to the examples section below.

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--signal , -s Signal to send to the container
--time , -t Seconds to wait before killing the container
--help Print usage

Examples

$ docker stop my_container