Help with Deleting Folders Script

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Old 03-06-2014
Help with Deleting Folders Script

Hi all new to the forums. Very beginner at shell scripting. What I'm trying to do is this:
Is the directory empty prior to removal of it? If not, inform the user that the directory is not empty and if the user wants to remove it remove or move the files in it first.

But I'm stuck.. It checks if its empty but how would I go about removing the directory after checking whether it is empty or not.

echo "Please enter directory to be removed: "
read directory1

if [ "$(ls -A $directory1)" ]; then
echo -e "$directory1 is not empty!"

echo -e "$directory1 is empty!"

if [ $directory1 ]

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Old 03-06-2014
Is this a homework assignment?
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Old 03-06-2014
yes but i'm not asking for anybody to write it for me I just want to know how I would get started at least.
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Old 03-06-2014
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