How to Remove Directories (Folders)
- To remove an empty directory use the
rm -d dirname
- To remove non-empty directories and all the files within them, use the
rm -r dirname
If 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 use the
rm -rf dirname
- To remove multiple directories at once, use the
rmcommand 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.