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Old 05-05-2002
Dummieq: How do I delete?

I have a directory that I want to delete. I'm using a new iMac, and is logged in as SuperUser (or what it's called)

I tried to use the rm -r command but it didn't work. The directory contains an empty file.

Smilie)
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Old 05-05-2002
What error did it gave ? Was the command executed form the right path ?
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Old 05-06-2002
try using: rm -rf <directory> Smilie
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Old 05-06-2002
also u may use or add in the option -v (verbose)it allows you to check what is going on and what is being done.
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Old 05-06-2002
you might wanna make sure you are not currently in the directory that you are trying to delete cause if you are, its never gon work.

so I suggest you transfer to a entirely different directory and then execute the command like this:

rm -r /the_absolute_path_to_the_directory_you_want_to_delete
 

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