rmcommand could potentially destroy your whole filesystem. Use with caution.
rm is a destructive terminal command. It's used to permanently delete files and directories, forever, with no concept of a 'trash can'.
Destroy a file:
That's it. Its gone. No warning. No confirmation. No Undo's!
You can use glob patterns to drill down into directories and delete all files with a paticular extension.
This will delete all
.css files which are within the
src/assets directory and all of its sub-directories.
And if you want to delete all files within a directory:
Or simply remove a directory and everything it contains:
And when you want to destroy an entire directory tree, sub directories and all it's files, you can add the
-r (recursive) and
-f (force) flags — usually combined as
-rf. Force is used here to ignore warning which are shown for certain special files.
This is particularly useful when dealing with
rm -rf node_modules
Poof! All gone. Forever.
I repeat, take caution when using