ODOC: rm

Sunday, January 01, 2006

rm -- ReMove files or directories.

Summary :

rm removes each specified file. By default, it does not remove directories.

Examples :
$ rm myfile -- Remove the myfile from current dir.

$ rm f1 f2 f3 -- Remove f1,f2 and f3.

$ rm f? -- Remove all files, whose name start with f and followed by single char.

$ rm f* -- Remove all files, whose name starting with f.

$ rm -i myfile -- Ask for interactive conformation (Y/N).

$ rm -f myfile -- Force, Ignore nonexistent files.

$ rm -d mydir -- Remove the directory.

$ rm -r mydir -- Remove the contents of dirs recursively.

$ rm -v myfile -- Explain what is being done.

$ rm "my file" -- Removing a file, whose name has space.

$ rm -- -h -- This is very useful for removing files whose name start with a '-'
'--' === End of command line options.
Read : man rm
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