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RMDIR(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		      RMDIR(1)

     rmdir — remove directories

     rmdir [-pv] 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
     remove it.

     The following option is available:

     -p	     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
	     recursive removal.)

     -v	     Be verbose, listing each directory as it is removed.

     The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:

     0	     Each directory entry specified by a directory operand referred to
	     an empty directory and was removed successfully.

     >0	     An error occurred.


     The rmdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”) compati‐

     A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.

BSD				March 21, 2004				   BSD

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