multipass delete command will delete the instances or snapshots that are specified as arguments. Arguments for instances and snapshots can be mixed in the same delete call:
$ multipass delete --purge legal-takin calm-squirrel.snapshot2 $
A deleted instance is removed from use but, unless the
--purge is passed, remains available to recover with the
recover command. To completely destroy instances and release the disk space they take up, use
--purge or call the
Snapshots can only be fully deleted (they cannot be recovered later).
--all option will delete all instances (and their snapshots). Take care if using this option.
The output of
multipass help delete explains available options:
$ multipass help delete Usage: multipass delete [options] <instance>[.snapshot] [<instance>[.snapshot] ...] Delete instances and snapshots. Instances can be purged immediately or later on, with the "purge" command. Until they are purged, instances can be recovered with the "recover" command. Snapshots cannot be recovered after deletion and must be purged at once. Options: -h, --help Displays help on commandline options -v, --verbose Increase logging verbosity. Repeat the 'v' in the short option for more detail. Maximum verbosity is obtained with 4 (or more) v's, i.e. -vvvv. --all Delete all instances and snapshots -p, --purge Permanently delete specified instances and snapshots immediately Arguments: name Names of instances and snapshots to delete