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.