How to completely uninstall docker from ubuntu

If you need a fresh start and completely uninstall docker, just run the following commands[source].

sudo apt-get purge docker-engine
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge docker-engine
rm -rf /var/lib/docker # This deletes all images, containers, and volumes

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  • Mohhinder Suresh

    I had installed docker to play around with it, but I don’t use it everyday. With it running in the background my machine has been really slow, so trying to speed things back up at the moment. These instructions were very helpful.

    Thanks!