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Removing files and directories - rm

Posted By: Reamonn Fischer     Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu     Views: 4912

This article explains about rm command with an example in unix.

rm command is used for removing files or directories in unix.

Syntax of rm Command

rm [- option] [fileName / dirName] 

Most Commonly used options are :

-f Force each file or directory to be removed without prompting for confirmation, regardless of the permissions of the entry.

-i Write a prompt to standard error requesting confirmation before removing each entry. This option ignores any previous occurrence of the -f option.

Example of rm Command

rm myFile

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