Linux Rm A Folder And Contents

by on November 19, 2007 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED May 23, 2010

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How do I remove a folder and all its contents including files and other folders?

You need to use the rm command. Use the -r option to remove the listed directories and their contents recursively. The syntax is:

 
rm -rf dirName
 

In this example, remove data directory and their contents recursively, enter:

 
rm -rf data
 

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See the rm command man page for more information:
man rm

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1 Philippe Petrinko May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Typos here:
“m” instead of “rm” ! ;-)

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