abx stop

Usage: abx stop [OPTIONS] NAME

Send a SIGTERM signal to the container.

The container NAME must have been configured through abx add. Container names postgres and redis are also supported.

It is the responsibility of the application to handle the signal. The intended use is to trigger a graceful stop. If the application doesn’t stop before the grace period, a SIGKILL signal is sent to force kill the container.


-f or -force to immediately send SIGKILL.

-t or -time to set the grace period between sending SIGTERM and SIGKILL on the container. Defaults to 10. Ignored if force is enabled.