rm

The rm command


The rm command deletes files in a directory

The rm command will usually not produce an output unless you have made an error.

There is no "undelete" command in UNIX, once you delete a file, it is gone (unless it is on a backup tape).

Because of this, the rm command on CMGM and PMGM will ask you if you really want to delete a file before it goes ahead and does it.

Most UNIX commands have a variety of additional command modifiers that can be used to change the output. For example, if you typed

rm -r *

you would delete recursively the contents of a directory. This means the contents of a directory and all directories and files under it.

Other popular rm commands include

For more help with the rm command or to see the online UNIX manual and all the extensions to the rm command, click here.


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