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       rm - remove files or directories

       rm [OPTION]... FILE...

       This  manual  page  documents  the  GNU version of rm.  rm removes each
       specified file.	By default, it does not remove directories.

       If the -I or --interactive=once option is given,	 and  there  are  more
       than  three  files  or  the  -r,	 -R, or --recursive are given, then rm
       prompts the user for whether to proceed with the entire operation.   If
       the response is not affirmative, the entire command is aborted.

       Otherwise,  if  a file is unwritable, standard input is a terminal, and
       the -f or --force  option  is  not  given,  or  the  -i	or  --interac-
       tive=always  option is given, rm prompts the user for whether to remove
       the file.  If the response is not affirmative, the file is skipped.

       Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).

       -f, --force
	      ignore nonexistent files and arguments, never prompt

       -i     prompt before every removal

       -I     prompt once before removing  more	 than  three  files,  or  when
	      removing recursively; less intrusive than -i, while still giving
	      protection against most mistakes

	      prompt according to WHEN: never,	once  (-I),  or	 always	 (-i);
	      without WHEN, prompt always

	      when  removing  a hierarchy recursively, skip any directory that
	      is on a file system different from  that	of  the	 corresponding
	      command line argument

	      do not treat '/' specially

	      do not remove '/' (default)

       -r, -R, --recursive
	      remove directories and their contents recursively

       -d, --dir
	      remove empty directories

       -v, --verbose
	      explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       By default, rm does not remove directories.  Use the --recursive (-r or
       -R) option to remove each listed directory, too, along with all of  its

       To  remove a file whose name starts with a '-', for example '-foo', use
       one of these commands:

	      rm -- -foo

	      rm ./-foo

       Note that if you use rm to remove a  file,  it  might  be  possible  to
       recover	some  of its contents, given sufficient expertise and/or time.
       For greater assurance that the contents are truly  unrecoverable,  con-
       sider using shred.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report rm translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

       Written by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, Richard M.  Stallman,  and  Jim

       Copyright  (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       unlink(1), unlink(2), chattr(1), shred(1)

       The  full  documentation	 for rm is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and rm programs are properly installed at your site, the  com-

	      info coreutils 'rm invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 February 2016				 RM(1)