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Old 01-09-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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rmdir for non-empty folder


there are few folders that i have lying around that i want to delete.. but when using rm -d.. i have to say 'yes' to all of the files in order to delete them..

rmdir doesn't work as it tells me it's non-empty (YA! I KNOW THAT!)..

i looking at rmdir --help and there is a flag in there about ignoring the non-empty message.. but what is it? '--ignore-fail-on-non-empty' wasn't it..
 
Old 01-09-2004, 09:41 PM   #2
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try this
rm -Rf directory-name

-R stands for recursive, f stands for force (i.e. won't ask any questiones). Use with caution though. Don't wanna erase stuff you need
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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thanks.. i suppose should have gone in the Newbie section.. all well.. question answered.
 
  


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