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rm, rmdir - remove (unlink) files
rm [ -fri ] file ...
rmdir dir ...
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 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.
Rmdir removes entries for the named directories, which must be empty.
Generally self-explanatory. It is forbidden to remove the file `..' merely to avoid the
antisocial consequences of inadvertently doing something like `rm -r .*'.
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