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How to delete all files in directory including hidden files???
I know command
rm -rfv * <- will delete all files & show effect
but when i ls -a i've got still "." & ".." files
How to delete those files????
Just to reiterate, you cannot delete the "single dot" or "double dot" files. Those exist in every directory, and as already mentioned, they refer to "this directory itself" and the parent directory, respectively.
To delete any other system files, you can do so as root, however, I would advise against this, because depending on which system file(s) you delete, you could render your system unusable.