Joel Uckelman on 20 Jul 2001 19:57:03 -0000

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Re: hosers-talk: yo

Quoth Jon Stewart:
> I want to blast away an entire directory, all at once. Although I suppose 
> rmdir and rm are orthogonal, which is nice, I want the two combined. Any 
> commands? Perl scripts? 

Let's see,

% su
% rm -rf /home/stew1

That should do it. Heh.

What you want is -r for "recurse" and -f for "force".