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rm - remove files or directories
rm [''OPTION''?... FILE...
This manual page documents the GNU version of rm.
rm removes each specified file. By default, it does
not remove directories.
If a file is unwritable, the standard input is a tty, and
the -f or --force option is not given,
rm prompts the user for whether to remove the file.
If the response does not begin with `y' or `Y', the file is
Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).
attempt to unlink target, even if non-empty (super-user
ignore nonexistent files, never prompt
prompt before any removal
-r, -R, --recursive
remove the contents of directories recursively
explain what is being done
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example
`-foo', use one of these commands:
../src/rm -- -foo
Note that if you use rm to remove a file, it is usually
possible to recover the contents of that file1?. If you want
more assurance that the contents are truly unrecoverable,
consider using shred.
Written by Paul Rubin, David !MacKenzie?, Richard Stallman,
and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to
Copyright 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying
conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
The full documentation for rm is maintained as a
Texinfo manual. If the info and rm programs
are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.
User Submitted Notes
1? Using direct access to the block device as root. AddToMe. --JaredWigmore