Welcome to the Treehouse Community
The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)
Looking to learn something new?
Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.
Jordan Budisantoso154 Points
"rm -r" vs "rmdir"
When removing a directory, what's the difference between "rm -r" and "rmdir"?
Michael Hulet47,869 Points
rmdir only works if the folder is empty.
rm -r will remove the folder and everything inside of it
Jon Brady10,769 Points
rmdir will remove empty directories...... rm -r will remove files or directories and -R, --recursive remove directories and their contents recursively