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I was trying to delete a directory with files in it but I couldn't unlink them. A quick reference to my Red Hat book confirmed you cannot delete a directory if it has files in it. Is there anyway around this?
As warning though, do NOT type rm -rf / as root.
Unless, of course, you WANT to delete your entire linux install, plus any mounted partitions that are writeable(ie- any mounted FAT32 windows partitions)