NAME
     rm, rmdir - remove (unlink) files or directories

SYNOPSIS
     rm [ - ] [ -fir ] filename...

     rmdir directory...

DESCRIPTION
     rm removes (directory entries for) one or more files.  If an
     entry  was  the  last link to the file, the contents of that
     file are lost.  See ln(1V) for more information about multi-
     ple links to files.

     To remove a file, you must  have  write  permission  in  its
     directory;  but  you do not need read or write permission on
     the file itself.  If you do not have write permission on the
     file  and  the standard input is a terminal, rm displays the
     file's permissions and waits for you to type in a  response.
     If  your  response begins with y the file is deleted; other-
     wise the file is left alone.

     rmdir removes each  named  directory.   rmdir  only  removes
     empty directories.

OPTIONS
     -    Treat the following arguments as filenames `-' so  that
          you can specify filenames starting with a minus.

     -f   Force files to be removed  without  displaying  permis-
          sions, asking questions or reporting errors.

     -i   Ask whether to delete each file, and, under -r, whether
          to   examine  each  directory.   Sometimes  called  the
          interactive option.

     -r   Recursively delete the contents  of  a  directory,  its
          subdirectories, and the directory itself.

SEE ALSO
     ln(1V), su(1V)

BUGS
     `rm  -r' removes a directory and its files only if your real
     user ID has write permission on that directory.

DIAGNOSTICS
     rm: filename: No such file or directory
          filename does not exist.  rm will also return false (1)
          if filename was not found.


WARNING
     It is forbidden to remove the file `..' to avoid the antiso-
     cial  consequences of inadvertently doing something like `rm
      -r  .*'.