rmdir man page

rmdir — remove empty directories

TL;DR

rmdir path/to/directory

rmdir -p path/to/directory

Synopsis

rmdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...

Description

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

--ignore-fail-on-non-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

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

Author

Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report rmdir translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

rmdir(2)

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

Referenced By

cpuset(7), rmdir(2).

December 2017 GNU coreutils 8.29 User Commands