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Babak K. Shandiz
Babak K. Shandiz

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Living in the Shell #13; rm (Delete Files/Directories)

rm 💣

Removes files or directories.

💀 Removal is irreversible.

Remove a single file

rm some-file
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Remove multiple files

rm first-file second-file third-file
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Remove a directory -r

rm -r my-dir
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Set to prompt before every removal -i

rm -ri my-dir
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Set to suppress any interaction/error -f

rm -rf my-dir my-non-existing-dir
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