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Old 09-06-2006, 04:58 AM   #1
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directory can't be deleted because it's a directory


On the Desktop I have a directory jre1.5.0_06/ . Not knowing what I did I've put it there yesterday. And I've installed the same directory with the java installer to the place I wanted to have it, that's /usr/java/.
When I want to delete the unnecessary directory on the desktop, logged in as root,
"rm -d jre1.5.0_06" I get the error (which can be translated into English as
rm: Not possible to delete "jre1.5.0_06/": It's a directory
What's happening and how can I remove this directory?
 
Old 09-06-2006, 05:14 AM   #2
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Problem solved.

Solution:
I used the wrong command. rm -d is not for deleting the directory. I have to use rm -rf directoryname.
 
  


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