mc ilm rule rm

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


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

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

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

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] ilm rule 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.



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 rule rm myminio/mydata

Removes all rules in the bucket. Requires including --force.

Mutually exclusive with --id.


Required if specifying --all.


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 rule rm --all

Global Flags

This command supports any of the global flags.


Remove a Bucket Lifecycle Management Rule

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

mc ilm rule rm --id "RULE" ALIAS/PATH
  • Replace RULE with the unique identifier of the lifecycle management rule. Use mc ilm rule ls to find the ID to use.

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

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

Required Permissions

For permissions required to remove a rule, refer to the required permissions on the parent command.


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.