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       lxc-stop - stop the application running inside a container


       lxc-stop {-n name} [-W] [-r] [-t timeout] [-k] [--nokill] [--nolock]


       lxc-stop  reboots, cleanly shuts down, or kills all the processes inside the container. By
       default, it will request a clean shutdown of  the  container  by  sending  lxc.signal.halt
       (defaults  to  SIGPWR)  to  the container's init process, waiting up to 60 seconds for the
       container to exit, and then returning. If the  container  fails  to  cleanly  exit  in  60
       seconds,  it  will  be  sent the lxc.signal.stop (defaults to SIGKILL) to force it to shut
       down. A request to reboot will send the lxc.signal.reboot  (defaults  to  SIGINT)  to  the
       container's init process.

       The [-W], [-r], [-k] and [--nokill] options specify the action to perform.  [-W] indicates
       that after performing the specified action, lxc-stop should immediately  exit,  while  [-t
       TIMEOUT]  specifies  the  maximum amount of time to wait for the container to complete the
       shutdown or reboot.


              Request a reboot of the container.

              Rather than requesting a clean shutdown of the container, explicitly kill all tasks
              in the container. This is the legacy lxc-stop behavior.

              Only  request  a  clean  shutdown,  do  not  kill  the container tasks if the clean
              shutdown fails.

              This option avoids the use of any of the API lxc locking, and should only  be  used
              if lxc-stop is hanging due to a bad system state.

              Simply perform the requestion action (reboot, shutdown, or hard kill) and exit.

       -t,--timeout TIMEOUT
              Wait TIMEOUT seconds before hard-stopping the container.


       0      The container was successfully stopped.

       1      An error occurred while stopping the container.

       2      The specified container exists but was not running.


       The container was not found
              The specified container was not created before with the lxc-create command.


       lxc(7),   lxc-create(1),  lxc-copy(1),  lxc-destroy(1),  lxc-start(1),  lxc-stop(1),  lxc-
       execute(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1), lxc-wait(1),  lxc-cgroup(1),  lxc-ls(1),  lxc-
       info(1), lxc-freeze(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                            2023-05-05                                lxc-stop(1)