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RMDIR(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual RMDIR(1)
rmdir -- remove directories
rmdir [-pv] directory ...
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
The following options are 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
-v Be verbose, listing each directory as it is removed.
The rmdir utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
The rmdir command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compat-
A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.
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