“rmdir” Command Usage Examples in Linux

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This tutorial explains Linux “rmdir” command, options and its usage with examples.

rmdir – remove empty directories.

DESCRIPTION

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This command is used to remove the DIRECTORY(ies), if they are empty.

SYNOPSIS

rmdir [OPTION]… DIRECTORY…

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OPTION :

-p, –parents
Remove DIRECTORY and its ancestors. E.g., ‘rmdir -p a/b/c’ is similar to ‘rmdir a/b/c a/b a’.

EXAMPLES

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1.

$ rmdir mydir

Removes the directory mydir.

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2.

$ rmdir -p mydir1/mydir2/mydir3/

Removes the directory mydir3 and its parents(mydir2 & mydir1) too recursively if they are empty.

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