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Old 02-15-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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remove folder from command line

how to remove a folder from command line?
i could use rm command coz it said it cant remove a folder and only can remove files.

what is the command to completely remove (shift+del) a folder ?
Old 02-15-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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I take it you are talking about a directory, if so then type this in:

rm -r directoryname
rm -rf directoryname
You will have to be root, most likely.

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Old 02-15-2004, 10:51 AM   #3
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i think you mean something like...
rm -r $foldername
in some distros you will find a rmdir script..
it means that
rmdir $foldername
will work also...



edit : i typed to slow!!! : )
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Old 02-15-2004, 10:52 AM   #4
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rm -rf /path/to/the/folder #will delete folder
be very carefull!
rm -rf / path/to/the/folder #will delete every file on your system! See the space between /and path? The shell sees that command as
rm -rf /
because of that space.
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