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rm command is used to delete files and directories. (Shotts, 2019) It is used as follows:
rm item1 …
item1 can be either a file or a directory, and
… signifies you can specify multiple files or directories.
Two options I found very useful with
-i is used to prevent
rm from silently deleting files by prompting you before actually deleting them and
-r is used for recursive deletion (meaning that both a directory and its subdirectories will be removed).
Be very careful with
rm! Let me say that again: Be very careful with
rm does not forgive! I highly recommend checking out (“Where do files go when the rm command is issued?,” n.d.)
Hope you don’t accidentally delete some files with
rm and hope you found this useful!
Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php. Pages 55-57
Where do files go when the rm command is issued? (n.d.). Retrieved January 6, 2020, from https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/10883/where-do-files-go-when-the-rm-command-is-issued
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