rm -d...why won´t this remove a directory?

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 22:11:49 UTC 2007


Use rm -r for that ( rm -r /path/to/dir )
On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 13:10 -0500, anthony baldwin wrote:

> Shouldn´t "sudo rm -d [directory name] remove a directory?
> rmdir will only remove empty dirs, and I am trying to remove a dir
> and it´s contents.
> I do
> sudo rm --directory -f music
> and get
> rm: cannot remove `music': Is a directory
> 
> thanks
> tony
> 
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