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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     rmdir -- remove directories

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     rmdir [-p] directory ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by each directory
     argument, 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 rmdir tries to
     remove it.

     The following option is available:

     -p      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 rm(1) for fully non-discriminant
	     recursive removal.)

     The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:

     0	     Each directory entry specified by a dir operand referred to an
	     empty directory and was removed successfully.

     >0      An error occurred.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rmdir command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 May 31, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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