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RIMON 18-03-2009 09:41 AM

Unix command rm -rf
I want to know what the command does:
"rm -rf" what exactly does the "-rf" do?

I assume rf mean root folder but can anyone confirm that?

If someone know about this plz help me


ADISH 18-03-2009 09:46 AM

Re: Unix command rm -rf
rm - remove files or directories.

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.

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