docker stop command stops running Docker containers.
To stop a container it sends the
SIGTERM signal to the main process inside a Docker container requesting it to terminate.
If the main process inside a container is not terminated after a grace period, the
docker stop command sends the
SIGKILL signal to cause it to terminate immediately.
In this post i am showing an example of how to stop a Docker container and also how to stop all running Docker containers.
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How To Stop A Docker Container
docker ps command to list running containers and find out the name or ID of a container to stop:
$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES 72ca2488b353 my_image X hours ago Up X hours my_container
Stop a Docker container using the
docker stop command:
$ docker stop 72ca2488b353
To stop all containers, run:
$ docker stop $(docker ps -a -q)