rmdir - remove directories
rmdir [-p] directory [...]
The rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by
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 options are as follows:
The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:
Remove the directory foobar if it is empty.
rmdir -p cow/horse/monkey
Remove all directories up to and including monkey, stopping
at the first
non-empty directory (if any).
rm(1) , rmdir(2)
The rmdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.
A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.
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