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RMDIR(1)                  BSD General Commands Manual                 RMDIR(1)

     rmdir -- remove directories

     rmdir [-p] directory ...

     The rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by each directory argument, provided it is

     Arguments are processed in the order given.  In order to remove both a parent directory and a subdirec-tory subdirectory
     tory of that parent, the subdirectory must be specified first so the parent directory is empty when
     rmdir tries to remove it.

     The following option is available:

     -p      Each directory argument is treated as a pathname of which all components will be removed, if
             they are empty, starting with the last most component.  (See rm(1) for fully non-discriminant
             recursive removal.)

     The rmdir utility exits with one of the following values:

     0       Each directory entry specified by a dir operand referred to an empty directory and was removed

     >0      An error occurred.


     The rmdir command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

     A rmdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.

BSD                              May 31, 1993                              BSD

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