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Old 10-17-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Deleting files!


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How do you delete files? I have a bunch I need to get rid of but I'll be damned if I know the command. I've tried rem, rmv, del, etc. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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The command is rm
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks. Now say, I wanted to rm a dir that wasnt empty. Trying rmdir doesnt seem to work. I want to delete the entire folder and its contents.

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Old 10-17-2004, 06:20 PM   #4
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rm -rf


don't do rm -rf /
as this will fubar your system!!
you have been warned.............

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Old 10-17-2004, 09:30 PM   #5
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Personally I use rm -fdr as it includes directories.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 09:45 PM   #6
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You could use a tool, mc is excellent for managing files and directories. The Insert button will select files.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 10:58 PM   #7
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a_priebe47 if you've a doubt about using any command type: man commandname
that should display a help file ( ie: man rm )
Take a look at this link to see some file management utilities: http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=c2352.html
 
  


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