How do I delete folders under Linux operating systems?
You can the folder or directory, if they are empty using the following rmdir command.
rmdir foldername rmdir dirname rmdir /path/to/folder rmdir /path/to/directory
In this example, delete the directory called /tmp/letters
Task: Remove DIRECTORY and Its Ancestors
The -p option can delete directory and its subdirectories:
rmdir -p dir1/dir2/dir3
Task: Delete All Files and Folders Including Subdirectories
Use the following syntax:
rm -rf /path/to/dir
For example, delete /home/vivek/docs and all its subdirectories including file, enter:
rm -rf /home/vivek/docs ls -l /home/vivek/docs
GUI File Manager
The Nautilus file manager (GNOME desktop) provides a simple and integrated way to manage your files and applications. Just open it from Places menu and select folder and hit delete key.