rmdir - Man Page

remove empty directories

Examples (TL;DR)


rmdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...


Remove the DIRECTORY(ies), if they are empty.


ignore each failure that is solely because a directory is non-empty

-p,  --parents

remove DIRECTORY and its ancestors; e.g., 'rmdir -p a/b/c' is similar to 'rmdir a/b/c a/b a'

-v,  --verbose

output a diagnostic for every directory processed


display this help and exit


output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

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See Also


Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/rmdir>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rmdir invocation'

Referenced By

cpuset(7), rmdir(2).

January 2023 GNU coreutils 9.1