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       rm - remove files or directories


       rm [OPTION]... [FILE]...


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

       If the -I or --interactive=once option is given,  and  there  are  more
       than  three  files  or  the  -r,  -R, or --recursive are given, then rm
       prompts the user for whether to proceed with the entire operation.   If
       the response is not affirmative, the entire command is aborted.

       Otherwise,  if  a file is unwritable, standard input is a terminal, and
       the  -f  or   --force   option   is   not   given,   or   the   -i   or
       --interactive=always  option  is given, rm prompts the user for whether
       to remove the file.  If the response is not affirmative,  the  file  is


       Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).

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

       -i     prompt before every removal

       -I     prompt  once  before  removing  more  than  three files, or when
              removing recursively; less intrusive than -i, while still giving
              protection against most mistakes

              prompt  according  to  WHEN:  never,  once (-I), or always (-i);
              without WHEN, prompt always

              when removing a hierarchy recursively, skip any  directory  that
              is  on  a  file  system different from that of the corresponding
              command line argument

              do not treat '/' specially

              do not remove '/' (default)

       -r, -R, --recursive
              remove directories and their contents recursively

       -d, --dir
              remove empty directories

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       By default, rm does not remove directories.  Use the --recursive (-r or
       -R)  option to remove each listed directory, too, along with all of its

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

              rm -- -foo

              rm ./-foo

       Note  that  if  you  use  rm  to remove a file, it might be possible to
       recover some of its contents, given sufficient expertise  and/or  time.
       For  greater  assurance  that  the  contents  are  truly unrecoverable,
       consider using shred.


       Written by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, Richard M.  Stallman,  and  Jim


       GNU coreutils online help: <>
       Report rm translation bugs to <>


       Copyright  ©  2016  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


       unlink(1), unlink(2), chattr(1), shred(1)

       Full documentation at: <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rm invocation'