utility removes the directory entry
specified by each directory
provided it is empty.
Arguments are processed in the order given. In order to remove both a parent
directory and a subdirectory of that parent, the subdirectory must be
specified first so the parent directory is empty when
tries to remove it.
The following option is available:
- Each directory argument is treated as a
pathname of which all components will be removed, if they are empty,
starting with the last most component. (See
for fully non-discriminant recursive removal.)
- Be verbose, listing each directory as it is removed.
utility exits with one of the
- Each directory entry specified by a
directory operand referred to an empty
directory and was removed successfully.
- An error occurred.
Remove the directory foobar
, if it is empty:
$ rmdir foobar
Remove all directories up to and including
, stopping at the first non-empty
directory (if any):
$ rmdir -p
utility is expected to be
IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”)
command appeared in
Version 1 AT&T UNIX