1. kathara-wipe(1)
  2. Kathara manual
  3. kathara-wipe(1)


kathara-wipe - Delete all Kathara devices and collision domains, optionally also delete settings


kathara wipe [-h] [-f] [-s | -a]


Gracefully shut down ALL running Kathara devices of current user.

Using optional parameters, it is also possible to delete the current user settings or the Kathara devices of all users in the host.


-h, --help
Show a help message and exit.
-f, --force
Force the wipe.

If not set, Kathara ask for confirmation before wiping.

-s, --settings
Wipe the stored settings of the current user.

Delete the kathara.config(5) file and create it again with default settings.

-a, --all
Wipe all Kathara devices and collision domains of all users. MUST BE ROOT FOR THIS OPTION.

This option can be run only by root user. Cannot be used with -s or --settings.


kathara wipe -s

Wipes the current user settings but not the running Kathara devices.


Report bugs opening an issue on the official GitHub repository where the development and maintenance is primarily done.
Issues which are security relevant should be disclosed privately to the Kathara mailing list. You do not have to be subscribed to the list to send a message there.
When reporting a bug, remember to write used commands, eventually attach your network scenario, and include the output of kathara-check(1) in order to make possible to reproduce the bug.


Kathara was born from Netkit. Its first version was developed by Gaetano Bonofiglio and Veronica Iovinella. Currently it is mantained by Mariano Scazzariello, Tommaso Caiazzi and Lorenzo Ariemma.

People involved also include:

Copyright © 2017-2024 License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


kathara(1), kathara-vstart(1), kathara-lstart(1)

  1. February 2024
  2. kathara-wipe(1)