rm

Remove files (delete/unlink)

SYNTAX
      rm [OPTION]... FILE...

OPTIONS
  -d, --directory      unlink directory, even if non-empty (super-user only)

  -f, --force          ignore nonexistent files, never prompt

  -i, --interactive    prompt before any removal

  -r, -R, --recursive  remove the contents of directories recursively

  -v, --verbose        explain what is being done

      --help           display this help and exit

      --version        output version information and exit

To remove a file you must have write permission on the file and the folder where it is stored.

rm -rf will recursively remove folders and their contents

The OWNER of a file does not need rw permissions in order to rm it.

Related commands:

ls - List information about files
rmdir - Remove folder(s)

Equivalent Windows NT commands:

DEL - Delete one or more files
RD - Delete folders or entire folder trees (DELTREE)



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