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RM(1)                            User Commands                           RM(1)

NAME
       rm - remove files or directories

SYNOPSIS
       rm [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page documents the GNU version of rm.  rm removes each
       specified file.  By default, it does not remove directories.

       If a file is unwritable, the standard input is a tty, and the -f or
       --force option is not given, rm prompts the user for whether to remove
       the file.  If the response does not begin with `y' or `Y', the file is
       skipped.

OPTIONS
       Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).

       -d, --directory
              unlink FILE, even if it is a non-empty directory (super-user
              only)

       -f, --force
              ignore nonexistent files, never prompt

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before any removal

       -r, -R, --recursive
              remove the contents of directories recursively

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example `-foo', use
       one of these commands:

              rm -- -foo

              rm ./-foo

       Note that if you use rm to remove a file, it is usually possible to
       recover the contents of that file.  If you want more assurance that the
       contents are truly unrecoverable, consider using shred.

AUTHOR
       Written by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, Richard Stallman, and Jim
       Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       shred(1)

       The full documentation for rm is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and rm programs are properly installed at your site, the
       command

              info rm

       should give you access to the complete manual.

rm (coreutils) 4.5.3             October 2002                            RM(1)

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