rmdir

delete a directory

TLDR

Remove directory, provided it is empty. Use rm -r to remove non-empty directories

$ rmdir [path/to/directory]
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Remove the target and its parent directories (useful for nested dirs)

$ rmdir -p [path/to/directory]
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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

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

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