What Actually “rm -rf” Command Do in Linux?

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9 Responses

  1. Uma says:

    Excellent article, very useful for newbie like me..

  2. Hoper says:

    If you want to delete a lot of files, 10.000 and more for example – command rm doesn’t help you.

    Too many files for read…

    You have to find other way to delete over many files.

  3. No says:

    How can you hope to explain what a command does when you can’t even title your article correctly?

  4. Rajesh says:

    rm -rf what does it do.

    If you execute it on customer files, rm – rf takes away your job.

  5. Shiva says:

    I learned new thing about rm. Good one.

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