How to delete a file in the Linux terminal?
- August 28, 2020 at 9:02 AM #3681Santhosh Kumar DKeymaster
Learning how to delete a file in the Linux terminal makes it easy to manage files. To delete a file, you need to use the
rmcommand followed by the file name that you want to delete.
To delete a single file, use the
rmcommand followed by the file name.
And to delete multiple files, use the
rmcommand followed by file names separated by a space.
rm filename1 filename2 filename3
Note: Please be careful when deleting files or directories, because once deleted, it is not easy to recover them.
Learn more Linux commands.August 28, 2020 at 1:06 PM #3697Santhosh Kumar DKeymaster
If a file is write-protected, you will be prompted to confirm the deletion. To force delete a file without being prompted, you need to use the
rm -fcommand followed by the file name.
rm -f filename
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