rm Linux Command Cheatsheet




rm (remove) Linux Command is used to remove objects such as files, directories, symbolic links, device nodes, pipes and sockets from the file system.

Syntax

rm [Option(s)] [File(s) to remove]

Examples

Removing a single file

rm file1.txt #=> removes file1.txt

Removing multiple files

rm file1.txt file2.txt #=> removes file1.txt and file2.txt

Interactive deletion

rm -i readme.txt
remove readme.txt? Y 

Force deletion (Removes even if the file is write protected)

rm readme.txt

Delete recusively

rm -r *


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