RMDIR(1) BSD General Commands Manual RMDIR(1)NAMErmdir — remove directories
SYNOPSISrmdir directory ...
The rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by each directory
argument, 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 rmdir tries to
The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:
0 Each directory entry specified by a dir operand referred to an
empty directory and was removed successfully.
>0 An error occurred.
The rmdir command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”) compati‐
BSD May 31, 1993 BSD