deleting non-empty directories

Joseph C. Lininger jbahm at
Fri Feb 11 01:26:10 EST 2005

Try this:

rm -rf "dirname"

Notice the quotation marks.

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Joseph C. Lininger
jbahm at
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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, 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?
> Thanks
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