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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report rmdir translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

rmdir(2)

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

Referenced By

cpuset(7), rmdir(2).

January 2016 GNU coreutils 8.25 User Commands