Fedora - command to remove a directory?


Im trying this:

[root@server1 users-personal]# rm guest3                                                                                                                    
rm: cannot remove `guest3': Is a directory                                                                                                                  
[root@server1 users-personal]#    
fcekAsked:
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farzanjCommented:
rm -rf guest3
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Joseph GanSystem AdminCommented:
To remove an empty directory:
# rmdir directory

If the directory isn't empty, can use "force" to remove it by
# rm -f -R directory
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fcekAuthor Commented:


Hi,

Out of interest what they stand for.

rm - remove.
-f  force
-r remove  ?

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farzanjCommented:
-R or -r stands for recursive. So basically, you need to delete the directory and the contents recursively, as you may have another directory inside it which in turn may have another directory

-f for force, which only means you will not be asked 100 times for hundred files to be deleted if you wanted to delete it.  So -f is opposite of  -i interactive.
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fcekAuthor Commented:
thanks
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