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

NAME
     rmdir — remove directories

SYNOPSIS
     rmdir [-p] directory ...

DESCRIPTION
     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.)

     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.

SEE ALSO
     rm(1)

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

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

BSD				 May 31, 1993				   BSD
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