I am on Unix and I need to remove directory recursively. I try the rmdir command but failed to remove directory recursively on Unix. Please tell me command.
You need to use the rm command. It will remove given directory and all its contents, including any subdirectories and files. Pass the -r option to the rm. It is called the recursive option.
Unix remove directory or folder recursively
rm -r dir rm -r /path/to/dir/
We use the
rmdir to remove an empty directory. For example:
rmdir dirNameHere rmdir foo
Any directories and files that are removed with the rmdir/rm command cannot be recovered. Hence be careful with these two commands.
you can use this command carefully to force recursive remove directory
rm -rf /dir/path/
-f needed ?
-f option to the rm forces to remove given dirs or files. Always read man pages to get help futher:
rm --help man rm man rmdir