SunOS man pages : rm (1)
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
If a file is unwritable, the standard input is a tty, and
the -f or --force option is not given, rm prompts the user
for whether to remove the file. If the response does not
begin with `y' or `Y', the file is skipped.
Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).
unlink directory, even if non-empty (super-user only)
ignore nonexistent files, never prompt
prompt before any removal
-r, -R, --recursive
remove the contents of directories recursively
explain what is being done
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example
`-foo', use one of these commands:
../src/rm -- -foo
Note that if you use rm to remove a file, it is usually pos-
sible to recover the contents of that file. If you want
more assurance that the contents are truly unrecoverable,
consider using shred.
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Written by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, Richard Stallman,
and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright O 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying condi-
tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY
or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The full documentation for rm is maintained as a Texinfo
manual. If the info and rm programs are properly installed
at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
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