Just as you can create a folder using
mkdir, you can delete a folder using
mkdir fruits rmdir fruits
You can also delete multiple folders at once:
mkdir fruits cars rmdir fruits cars
The folder you delete must be empty.
To delete folders with files in them, we’ll use the more generic
rm command which deletes files and folders, using the
rm -rf fruits cars
Be careful as this command does not ask for confirmation and it will immediately remove anything you ask it to remove.
There is no bin when removing files from the command line, and recovering lost files can be hard.
This command works on Linux, macOS, WSL, and anywhere you have a UNIX environment
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