To remove a directory in Linux, you can use the
rm command followed by a space and the
-r flag and the name of the directory in the Linux terminal. This will also remove any other directories and their files inside the directory along with it.
For example, let's say you have a directory called
myDirectory and wants to delete it. You can use the
rm command like this in the terminal,
# Delete a directory with any files # inside in Linux rm -r myDirectory
Executing the above command will delete the
myDirectory directory from the system.
See the execution of the above command live in repl.it.
Sometimes when using the above command you will be prompted to confirm the deletion of some directories that are write-protected.
So to avoid that, and delete all the write-protected files without being prompted you can use the
-f flag with the above command, so now the command will look like this,
# Delete a directory with any files without being prompted # inside in Linux rm -rf myDirectory
That's it 😃!