|RMDIR(1)||FreeBSD General Commands Manual||RMDIR(1)|
NAMErmdir — remove directories
|rmdir||[ -pv] directory ...|
DESCRIPTIONThe rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by each directory argument, provided it is empty.
Arguments are processed in the order given. In order to remove both a parent directory and a subdirectory of that parent, the subdirectory must be specified first so the parent directory is empty when rmdir tries to remove it.
The following option is available:
- Each directory argument is treated as a pathname of which all components will be removed, if they are empty, starting with the last most component. (See rm(1) for fully non-discriminant recursive removal.)
- Be verbose, listing each directory as it is removed.
EXIT STATUSThe rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:
- Each directory entry specified by a directory operand referred to an empty directory and was removed successfully.
- An error occurred.
EXAMPLESRemove the directory foobar, if it is empty:
$ rmdir foobar
Remove all directories up to and including cow, stopping at the first non-empty directory (if any):
$ rmdir -p cow/horse/monkey
STANDARDSThe rmdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”) compatible.
HISTORYA rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.
|March 15, 2013||FreeBSD|