How do I remove a directory in Linux using the shell prompt?
You can use the following commands:
[a] rmdir command : remove empty directories.
[b] rm command : remove files or directories.
Linux Delete a Directory Command Examples
The syntax is as follows:
Login using the ssh client or open a command-line terminal (select Applications > Accessories > Terminal under Gnome desktop), than type the following command to delete empty directory called foo:
By default, the rm command does not remove directories. Use the --recursive (-r or -R) option to remove each listed directory, too, along with all of its contents including all files and subdirectories:
rm -r documents
You can also specifiy the full path:
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