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I'm totally newbie in Linux world and have just installed Red Hat 9 in my machine. I am very excited to learn much more about this OS. I and some co-workers are supposed to install Linux in a machine we have in our company's marketing departament for file sharing purposes. I heard we must use Samba, since we will have clients running on Windows, right?!
First I am beginning with the Bash stuff, and I hope I can learn about C programming in Linux evironment too. I enjoy C and Java programmings.
Well... could you help me with my first doubt? I tried to delete a directory using rmdir <name of the directory>, but an error was displayed saying the dir is not empty. How can I delete a directory, even if it is not empty and either have sub-directories?
Thanks a lot!
Last edited by brunnopessoa; 11-09-2003 at 11:50 AM.
The -f(orce) option tells rm not to ask you for each file you want to delete. If you just use rm -r dirname you'll get prompted for each and every file in the directory and its subdirectories. Something really annoying, like this:
hw@baron:~/build$ rm -r wmpower-0.1.3/
rm: descend into directory `wmpower-0.1.3/'? y
rm: remove regular file `wmpower-0.1.3//Makefile'? y
rm: remove regular file `wmpower-0.1.3//LEGGIMI'? y
rm: remove regular file `wmpower-0.1.3//README'? y
rm: remove regular file `wmpower-0.1.3//fdl.txt'? y