Delete the file using `
rm` command can be used with option and without the option for the different types of delete. The syntax of the `rm` command is given below.
$ rm [option] filename
-i’ option can be used with `
rm` command to provide a prompt before deleting any file to prevent accidental deletion.
-f’ option can be used with `
rm` command to remove any file forcefully.
Remove a Single Folder
To remove a folder, which is empty, use the following command:
$ rmdir folder-name
Remove the non-empty folder
Use the '
rm' command with the '
-r' option followed by the name of the folder to be deleted:
$ rm –r folder-name
In this command '
-r' flag refers to deleting all the contents of a folder first.