Linux how to delete a directory

To delete a directory in Linux, you can use the rm command with the -r (recursive) option. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Terminal.
  1. Navigate to the parent directory of the directory you want to delete. For example, if you want to delete a directory named “example” located in your home directory, you would navigate to your home directory:
cd ~
  1. Delete the directory by running the following command:
rm -r directory-name

Replace “directory-name” with the name of the directory you want to delete. This will delete the directory and all of its contents, so be careful when using this command.

  1. Authenticate with your password if prompted.

Note that the rm command is a powerful and potentially dangerous command, as it can permanently delete files and directories. Always double-check that you’re deleting the correct directory before running this command, and make sure you have a backup of any important files before deleting them.

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