Thanks Luke.Re: deleting non-empty directories

Glenn at home GlennErvin at
Thu Feb 10 23:22:08 EST 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Luke Yelavich" <themuso at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: deleting non-empty directories

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 02:37:05PM EST, Glenn at home wrote:
> I have been trying to remove some messed up directories in my ftp 
> directories.
> I have tried rmdir DirName
> and this does not work because they are not empty, and I cannot get into 
> them since their folder names are causing me problems.
> What is the command for deleting non-empty folders?

rm -r directory-name


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