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Old 06-18-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
AekaGSR
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Deleting full directories?


How do I remove directories that are full? I run "rmdir" and it fails with "directory is not empty"

How do i get around this?
 
Old 06-18-2003, 09:15 PM   #2
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rm -rf /foldername

r for RECURSIVE (everything in it)

and -f for do not promt for confirmation, this is optional I suppose.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 09:17 PM   #3
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also -R

see

man rm
info rm
 
Old 06-19-2003, 07:54 AM   #4
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thanks, I guess I didnt know since I had no idea what recursive meant.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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delete folder and everything in it.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 05:50 PM   #6
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recursive = keep on doing something until the job is finished.

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=recursive
 
  


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