remove not emty directory in Ubuntu

I try to remove directory in Ubuntu with the command
rmdir

with out success.

I got the message "error directory is not empty".
What command to use to delete not empty directory???????  

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donciakasCommented:
to remove the directory type: rm -R /directory/you/want/to/remove
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donciakasCommented:
also reading some manual about rm command gives additional information:
http://www.computerhope.com/unix/urm.htm
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mchkorgCommented:
rm -rf /the/directory
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mchkorgCommented:
and, always : "man a_command" to read the documentation
like : man rm
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