Arch manual pages

RMDIR(1) User Commands RMDIR(1)

rmdir - remove empty directories

rmdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...

Remove the DIRECTORY(ies), if they are empty.


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
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Written by David MacKenzie.

GNU coreutils online help: <>
Report any translation bugs to <>

Copyright © 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


Full documentation <>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rmdir invocation'

November 2019 GNU coreutils 8.31