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Old 07-28-2001, 11:48 PM
Fremont Servers Fremont Servers is offline
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Remove Directories + files

For Linux, this is the command to remove a directory and all files and subdirectories in that direct.

rm -r test

( where 'test' is the directory name)

How do I remove a directory and all its files and directory without it prompting me?

I have to "y" on all.
Is there a faster way?

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Old 07-28-2001, 11:51 PM
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`man rm`

rm -rf test

Old 07-29-2001, 12:42 AM
ryu ryu is offline
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er, do you mean this is a recurring problem? if so then could it be that you have "alias rm='rm -i'" set in your .bashrc or whatever shell you're using... it's a good safety catch to leave on though...

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Old 07-29-2001, 02:03 PM
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I was looking for the below command. Thanks!

rm -rf <file>


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