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Old 03-02-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
ramesh_manu
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remove directory completely


how can i remove the directory completely (including sub directories and files) in shell prompt ?
 
Old 03-02-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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rm -rf (BE EXTRA CAREFULL!)
 
Old 03-02-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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Quote:
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rm -rf (BE EXTRA CAREFULL!)
Why not:

rm -ri filename

??
 
Old 03-05-2007, 11:27 AM   #4
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Although in theory you're right, in practice, the -r switch usually implies quite a lot of files to delete, and you often don't want to answer 'y' to each of those files. But I repeat: you're right

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