RMDIR(1) General Commands Manual RMDIR(1)NAME
rmdir - remove a directory
rmdir directory ...
# Remove directory foobar
rmdir /user/ast/f* # Remove 0 or more directories
The specified directories are removed. Ordinary files are not removed. The directories must be empty.
SEE ALSO mkdir(1), rmdir(2).
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RMDIR(1) User Commands RMDIR(1)NAME
rmdir - remove empty directories
rmdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...
Remove the DIRECTORY(ies), if they are empty.
ignore each failure that is solely because a directory
remove DIRECTORY and its ancestors; e.g., 'rmdir -p a/b/c' is similar to 'rmdir a/b/c a/b a'
output a diagnostic for every directory processed
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by David MacKenzie.
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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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/rmdir>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rmdir invocation'
GNU coreutils 8.28 January 2018 RMDIR(1)
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