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Old 03-13-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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what is the command to delete files and folders quickly.

hi to all..
i hope all are fine.
My problem is ,,,

i want to delete files and folders which is not necessary..
that too quickly...becoz the size of the folder is 5 was taking long time when i delete in GUI mode...

Please send me some commands to delete that files quickly..


Old 03-13-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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rm -rf /your/directory/to/delete
Be really careful, try it without the f option on a subdirectory to get an idea how it works (basically to make sure you say what you mean regarding the path).

rm is the delete (remove) command
-r makes it recursive so it will go in subdirectories
-f forces the deletion.. the default is to confirm each file

There is no undo.


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