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Monday, 17 July 2017

Delete file - rm Linux command


rm [options] files


Delete one or more files. To remove a file, you must have write permission in the directory that contains the file, but you need not have permission on the file itself. If you do not have write permission on the file, you will be prompted (y or n) to override. rm is often aliased to rm -i, especially for the root user, to protect against inadvertently deleting files.


-d, --directory
Remove directories, even if they are not empty. Available only to a privileged user.

-f, --force
Remove write-protected files without prompting.

Print a help message and then exit.

-i, --interactive
Prompt for y (remove the file) or n (do not remove the file).

Do not treat root (/) specially. This is the default.

Do not operate recursively on root (/).

-r, -R, --recursive
If file is a directory, remove the entire directory and all its contents, including subdirectories. Be forewarned: use of this option can be dangerous.

-v, --verbose
Verbose mode (print the name of each file before removing it).

Print version information and then exit.

Mark the end of options. Use this when you need to supply a filename beginning with -.
Annamalai Thangaraj

Annamalai is working as Technical Lead in Leading Telecom company with 5+ years experience in Identity and Access Management , Telecom and Networks, BigData, Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, AngularJS, and Enterprise Web Application Development.

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