linux rmdir command – remove empty directories
Linux rmdir command is used to remove directories. If the directory is empty, it is removed. If the rmdir directory is not empty, the error message “Directory not empty”. You need to use the linux rm command to delete a non-empty directory.
mkdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...
ignore each failure that is solely because a directory is non-empty
- -p, –parents
remove DIRECTORY and its ancestors; e.g., ‘rmdir -p a/b/c’ is similar to ‘rmdir a/b/c a/b a’
- -v, –verbose
output a diagnostic for every directory processed
Examples & Use Cases
Remove empty parent and child directories
In the following example we will remove both the empty parent directory and the empty subdirectory at the same time.
➜ rmdir -p test-1/a