deleting non-empty directories

Sean McMahon smcmahon at
Fri Feb 11 11:42:10 EST 2005

Go to the directory above the directory you want to delete and type rm-rf
directory name.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:37 PM
Subject: deleting non-empty directories

> 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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