rmdir (1)

Quick Reference

Remove a directory and its contents.

  • Remove an empty directory:

rmdir {{path/to/directory}}

  • Remove a directory and its contents recursively:

rmdir {{path/to/directory}} /s

  • Remove a directory and its contents recursively without prompting:

rmdir {{path/to/directory}} /s /q

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 and its ancestors; 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

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report rmdir translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

rmdir(2)
Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/rmdir>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rmdir invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018