RM(1)                                                       RM(1)

          rm, rmdir  - remove (unlink) files

          rm [ -fri ] file ...

          rmdir dir ...

          Rm removes the entries for one or more files from a direc-
          tory.  If an entry was the last link to the file, the file
          is destroyed.  Removal of a file requires write permission
          in its directory, but neither read nor write permission on
          the file itself.

          If a file has no write permission and the standard input is
          a terminal, its permissions are printed and a line is read
          from the standard input.  If that line begins with `y' the
          file is deleted, otherwise the file remains.  No questions
          are asked when the -f (force) option is given.

          If a designated file is a directory, an error comment is
          printed unless the optional argument -r has been used.  In
          that case, rm recursively deletes the entire contents of the
          specified directory, and the directory itself.

          If the -i (interactive) option is in effect, rm asks whether
          to delete each file, and, under -r, whether to examine each

          Rmdir removes entries for the named directories, which must
          be empty.


          Generally self-explanatory.  It is forbidden to remove the
          file `..' merely to avoid the antisocial consequences of
          inadvertently doing something like `rm -r .*'.