RMDIR(1)                   Commands and Applications                  RMDIR(1)




NAME

       rmdir - remove (delete) a directory


SYNOPSIS

       rmdir [ -p ] dir ...


DESCRIPTION

       rmdir  will  delete  all  the  listed directories.  rmdir will print an
       error and skip the file if dir is not a directory, is non-empty, or  if
       the user does not have permission to delete it.

       If  the -p flag is given, then rmdir will attempt to recursively delete
       all empty directories in the pathname dir,  not  including  the  volume
       name (if given).


BUGS

       It is possible to delete the current directory of rmdir or another pro-
       cess.


VERSION

       This manual page documents rmdir version 1.1.


STANDARDS

       The rmdir utility corresponds to POSIX 1003.2.


AUTHOR

       Devin Reade, <gdr@gno.org>

       This program contains material  from  the  ORCA/C  run-time  libraries,
       Copyright 1987-1997 Byte Works Inc.  Used with permission.


SEE ALSO

       cp(1), rm(1), rmdir(1), rmdir(2).



GNO                             17 October 1997                       RMDIR(1)

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