[ aws . ecr ]



Deletes a repository. If the repository contains images, you must either delete all images in the repository or use the force option to delete the repository.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--registry-id <value>]
--repository-name <value>
[--force | --no-force]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--registry-id (string)

The AWS account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository to delete. If you do not specify a registry, the default registry is assumed.

--repository-name (string)

The name of the repository to delete.

--force | --no-force (boolean)

If a repository contains images, forces the deletion.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To delete a repository

The following delete-repository example command force deletes the specified repository in the default registry for an account. The --force flag is required if the repository contains images.

aws ecr delete-repository \
    --repository-name ubuntu \


    "repository": {
        "registryId": "123456789012",
        "repositoryName": "ubuntu",
        "repositoryArn": "arn:aws:ecr:us-west-2:123456789012:repository/ubuntu"

For more information, see Deleting a Repository in the Amazon ECR User Guide.


repository -> (structure)

The repository that was deleted.

repositoryArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the repository. The ARN contains the arn:aws:ecr namespace, followed by the region of the repository, AWS account ID of the repository owner, repository namespace, and repository name. For example, arn:aws:ecr:region:012345678910:repository/test .

registryId -> (string)

The AWS account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository.

repositoryName -> (string)

The name of the repository.

repositoryUri -> (string)

The URI for the repository. You can use this URI for Docker push or pull operations.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in JavaScript date format, when the repository was created.

imageTagMutability -> (string)

The tag mutability setting for the repository.

imageScanningConfiguration -> (structure)

The image scanning configuration for a repository.

scanOnPush -> (boolean)

The setting that determines whether images are scanned after being pushed to a repository. If set to true , images will be scanned after being pushed. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to false and images will not be scanned unless a scan is manually started with the StartImageScan API.