rmdir when directory is not empty
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Dec 20 20:31:54 UTC 2005
On Tuesday 20 December 2005 13:20, Chasecreek Systemhouse wrote:
>> OR rm -fr /dir/dir-delete-me
>That won't work on directories that have tens of thousands of files.
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Oh? That must mean that all those kernel src dir leftovers I've
cleaned over the years are still around then. But I can't find them.
The pony trick is to use, as root, rm -fR name-of-directory
For a built kernel tree, it takes about 10-12 seconds on an XP2800
athlon, and I'd imagine there are well over 5000 files in that tree
once built. But gone they are. Note that the last time I read the
manpage on rm, the uppercase and lowercase R/r's had different
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