Linux Rm A Folder And Contents

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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

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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