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RMDIR(1)								FSF								  RMDIR(1)

NAME
rmdir - remove empty directories
SYNOPSIS
rmdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...
DESCRIPTION
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, then try to remove each directory component of that path name. 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
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSO
The full documentation for rmdir is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and rmdir programs are properly installed at your site, the command info rmdir should give you access to the complete manual. rmdir (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 RMDIR(1)