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Old 11-10-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
Darklight451
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Simple question about rm


What is the command to remove a folder regardless if it has files in it or not?
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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rm -rf file_or_directory

-r recursive
-f force

rm -rf * from the root directory will helpfully and uninformatively delete your entire file system. Be careful.

Jim
 
  


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