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RMDIR(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		      RMDIR(1)

NAME
     rmdir -- remove directories

SYNOPSIS
     rmdir [-pv] directory ...

DESCRIPTION
     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
     remove it.

     The following option is 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
	     recursive removal.)

     -v	     Be	verbose, listing each directory	as it is removed.

EXIT STATUS
     The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:

     0	     Each directory entry specified by a directory operand referred to
	     an	empty directory	and was	removed	successfully.

     >0	     An	error occurred.

EXAMPLES
     Remove the	directory foobar, if it	is empty:

	   $ rmdir foobar

     Remove all	directories up to and including	cow, stopping at the first
     non-empty directory (if any):

	   $ rmdir -p cow/horse/monkey

SEE ALSO
     rm(1)

STANDARDS
     The rmdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compat-
     ible.

HISTORY
     A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T	UNIX.

FreeBSD	9.3			March 15, 2013			   FreeBSD 9.3

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