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RMDIR(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						  RMDIR(1)

rmdir -- remove directories SYNOPSIS
rmdir [-pv] directory ... DESCRIPTION
The rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by each directory argument, provided it is empty. Arguments are processed in the order given. In order to remove both a parent directory and a subdirectory of that parent, the subdirectory must be specified first so the parent directory is empty when rmdir tries to remove it. The following option is available: -p Each directory argument is treated as a pathname of which all components will be removed, if they are empty, starting with the last most component. (See rm(1) for fully non-discriminant recursive removal.) -v Be verbose, listing each directory as it is removed. EXIT STATUS
The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values: 0 Each directory entry specified by a directory operand referred to an empty directory and was removed successfully. >0 An error occurred. EXAMPLES
Remove the directory foobar, if it is empty: $ rmdir foobar Remove all directories up to and including cow, stopping at the first non-empty directory (if any): $ rmdir -p cow/horse/monkey SEE ALSO
The rmdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible. HISTORY
A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX. BSD
March 15, 2013 BSD

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RMDIR(1)                                                           User Commands                                                          RMDIR(1)

rmdir - remove empty directories SYNOPSIS
Remove the DIRECTORY(ies), if they are empty. --ignore-fail-on-non-empty ignore each failure that is solely because a directory is non-empty -p, --parents remove DIRECTORY and its ancestors; e.g., 'rmdir -p a/b/c' is similar to 'rmdir a/b/c a/b a' -v, --verbose output a diagnostic for every directory processed --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie. REPORTING BUGS
GNU coreutils online help: <> Report rmdir translation bugs to <> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. SEE ALSO
rmdir(2) Full documentation at: <> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rmdir invocation' GNU coreutils 8.28 January 2018 RMDIR(1)
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