`multipass stop` command

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The multipass stop command without any argument will stop the primary instance. You can also pass one or more instance names or the --all option to stop more instances at the same time. Only Running instances can be stopped. Stopped instances can be started again with multipass start.

The --force option (available starting from Multipass version 1.14) can be used to stop the instance when it is in a non-responsive, unknown or suspended state. It can also be used with the --all option to stop all instances forcefully.

$ multipass stop --help
Usage: multipass stop [options] [<name> ...]
Stop the named instances. Exits with return code 0 
if successful.

  -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              Stop all instances
  -t, --time <time>  Time from now, in minutes, to delay shutdown of the
  -c, --cancel       Cancel a pending delayed shutdown
  --force            Force the instance to shut down immediately. Warning: This
                     could potentially corrupt a running instance, so use with

  name               Names of instances to stop. If omitted, and without the
                     --all option, 'primary' will be assumed.

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