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Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:52:50 +0000
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On 03/02/11 23:22, Tom Tijerina wrote:
> I have a friend I'm trying to get into learning Linux, not wanting to
> hand feed him every command I've instructed him to use man when he get
> stuck or needs help on how to use a command.
> He ran man rm and it says at the top its for removing files OR
> directories. That is not correct as it does not give you any information
> for removing directories. I assumed it may be an option of some sort but
> I have not found it in the man page. Is this an oversight?
$ rm --help | grep directories
-r, -R, --recursive remove directories and their contents recursively
By default, rm does not remove directories. Use the --recursive (-r or -R)
Also the man page is automatically generated from --help output.