utility removes the directory entry
specified by each directory
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
tries to remove it.
The options are as follows:
- 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
utility exits with one of the following
- Each directory argument
referred to an empty directory and was removed successfully.
- An error occurred.
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
utility is compliant with the
IEEE Std 1003.1-2008
command appeared in
Version 1 AT&T UNIX