rmdir, rm - remove (unlink) directories or files
rmdir dir ...
rm [ -f ] [ -r ] [ -i ] [ - ] file ...
Rmdir removes entries for the named directories, which must be empty.
Rm removes the entries for one or more files from a directory. If an entry was the last
link to the file, the file is destroyed. Removal of a file requires write permission in
its directory, but neither read nor write permission on the file itself.
If a file has no write permission and the standard input is a terminal, its permissions
are printed and a line is read from the standard input. If that line begins with `y' the
file is deleted, otherwise the file remains. No questions are asked and no errors are
reported when the -f (force) option is given.
If a designated file is a directory, an error comment is printed unless the optional argu-
ment -r has been used. In that case, rm recursively deletes the entire contents of the
specified directory, and the directory itself.
If the -i (interactive) option is in effect, rm asks whether to delete each file, and,
under -r, whether to examine each directory.
The null option - indicates that all the arguments following it are to be treated as file
names. This allows the specification of file names starting with a minus.
rm(1), unlink(2), rmdir(2)
4.2 Berkeley Distribution April 29, 1985 RMDIR(1)