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rm



SYNOPSIS

       rm [OPTION]... FILE...


DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  documents  the  GNU version of rm.  rm
       removes each specified file.   By  default,  it  does  not
       remove directories.

       If  a file is unwritable, the standard input is a tty, and
       the -f or --force option is not given, rm prompts the user
       for  whether to remove the file.  If the response does not
       begin with `y' or `Y', the file is skipped.


OPTIONS

       Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).

       -d, --directory
              unlink FILE, even if it is  a  non-empty  directory
              (super-user only)

       -f, --force
              ignore nonexistent files, never prompt

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before any removal

       -r, -R, --recursive
              remove the contents of directories recursively

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example
       `-foo', use one of these commands:

              rm.td/rm -- -foo

              rm.td/rm ./-foo

       Note that if you use rm to remove a file,  it  is  usually
       possible  to  recover  the  contents of that file.  If you
       want more assurance that the contents are truly unrecover­
       able, consider using shred.


AUTHOR

       Written  by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, Richard Stallman,
       and Jim Meyering.
       manual.    If  the  info  and  rm  programs  are  properly
       installed at your site, the command

              info rm

       should give you access to the complete manual.

rm (coreutils) 5.0          March 2003                      RM(1)
  
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