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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for rmdir (opendarwin section 1)

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

NAME
     rmdir -- remove directories

SYNOPSIS
     rmdir [-p] 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 direc-
     tory 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.)

     The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:

     0	     Each directory entry specified by a dir operand referred to an empty directory and
	     was removed successfully.

     >0      An error occurred.

SEE ALSO
     rm(1)

STANDARDS
     The rmdir command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

HISTORY
     A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.

BSD					   May 31, 1993 				      BSD


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