How to Remove Directories (Folders)
You can remove or delete directories or folder with the
rm in in linux,.
Here are examples to help you delete either file or folder. Enjoy.
To remove an empty directory, use either
rm -d followed by the directory name:
rm -d dirname
To remove non-empty directories and all the files within them, use the
rm command with the
-r (recursive) option:
rm -r dirname
- f a directory or a file within the directory is write-protected, you will be prompted to confirm the deletion.
- To remove non-empty directories and all the files without being prompted, use
$ rm -rf dirname
To remove multiple directories at once, use the
rm -r command followed by the directory names separated by space.
$ rm -r dirname1 dirname2 dirname3
Same as with files, you can also use a wildcard (
*) and regular expansions to match multiple directories
To delete a single file, use the
unlink command followed by the file name:
$ unlink filename
$ rm filename
To delete multiple files at once, use the
rm command followed by the file names separated by space.
$s rm filename1 filename2 filename3
You can also use a wildcard (
*) and regular expansions to match multiple files. For example, to remove all
&s rm *.pdf