delete folder in linux

what is the command to delete folder that have many file inside inlinux with out confirmation to delete each file
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Should be:

rm -f /path/to/folder

Be careful - the easiest way to screw up your system is to use rm -f /

rm -f is not sufficient you have to use
rm -rf path/to/dir


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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
-f = force delete - no prompting
-r = recursive - I forgot to do that in my example; the link I provided explains this in detail though.

And for reference, you can always type

man rm

on a command line to get the manual pages for rm.
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rm -rf <foldername>

man rm for more.
you dont need the 'f'

rm -R /some/folder/location will work just fine
eugh, then again if I had read the question, I wouldnt' have made the statement about not needing 'f'
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