mc ilm rm

Changed in version RELEASE.2022-12-24T15-21-38Z: mc ilm rm replaced by mc ilm rule rm.


The mc ilm rm command removes an object lifecycle management rule from a MinIO Bucket.

The mc ilm remove command has equivalent functionality to mc ilm rm.

The following command removes a single lifecycle management rule from the mydata bucket on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc ilm rm --id "bgrt1ghju" myminio/mydata

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] ilm rm                          \
                 --id "string" | (--all --force) \
                 ALIAS                           \
  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.



Required The alias and full path to the bucket on the MinIO deployment to which to remove the object lifecycle management rule. For example:

mc ilm rm myminio/mydata

Required Removes all rules in the bucket. Mutually exclusive with mc ilm rm id.

Mutually exclusive with mc ilm rm id

Requires including force.


Required if specifying all.


Required The unique ID of the rule. Use mc ilm rule ls to list bucket rules and retrieve the id for the rule you want to remove.

Mutually exclusive with mc ilm rm all

Global Flags

This command supports any of the global flags.


Remove a Bucket Lifecycle Management Rule

Use mc ilm rm to remove a bucket lifecycle management rule:

mc ilm rm --id "RULE" ALIAS/PATH
  • Replace RULE with the unique name of the lifecycle management rule.

  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of the S3-compatible host.

  • Replace PATH with the path to the bucket on the S3-compatible host.


S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested with MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.