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Old 09-13-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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Is there a command that will allow me to delete a complete directory, The directory contains files that prompt me for a y prior to allowing me to delete the file? I know how to use rmdir, but this tells me the directory contains files. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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rm -rf <directory>

Be carefull with it, particularly as root. See 'man rm' for more info.
 
  


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