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A.18.1 remove options

These standard options are supported by remove (see Common options for a complete description of them):


Local; run only in current working directory. See Recursive behavior.


Process directories recursively. See Recursive behavior.

In addition, these options are also supported:


Note that this is not the standard behavior of the ‘-f’ option as defined in Common options.

Delete files before removing them.

Entire directory hierarchies are easily removed using ‘-f’, but take note that it is not as easy to resurrect directory hierarchies as it is to remove them.