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macOS Sierra - How to Delete Undeletable Files from Trash Bin

If you want to remove an entire directory with everything in it, you can use rm -r like dadexix said and if you really want to make sure add the f for force. Ubuntu Community Ask! Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


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How to remove directory with all of its contents? Ask Question. I tried to remove a directory by using command rmdir but I got this answer: The directory is not empty. How to deal with such problems?

Recursively Delete Files from Command Line

David Foerster If you don't want to empty the directory first, you can use rm -r to recursively remove directories and their content. Recursively delete all files with a given extension [duplicate] Ask Question.


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This question already has an answer here: How do I recursively delete directories with wildcard? The "duplicate" is for removing directories matching a pattern, not files as in this question! Futal no it's not.


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The answer's title is a mismatch, but its accepted solution deletes files by glob pattern. I don't know which side is the "official" stance though. But this is rather for find : find.

Removing Files Directories with rm rmdir

Hauke Laging Hauke Laging Can you please explain the curly braces and the plus sign in this context? I use Asepsis for. Just to mention that the order of the -delete flag is very important. Putting -delete flag first will make find try to delete everything below the specified starting point. By David Walsh May 7, By David Walsh June 17,