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rmdir [options ] directories

Delete the named directories (the directory itself, not the contents). directories are deleted from the parent directory and must be empty (if not, rm -r can be used instead). See also mkdir .



Remove directories and any intervening parent directories that become empty as a result; useful for removing subdirectory trees.


Suppress standard error messages caused by -p .

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