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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

rmdir

Synopsis

rmdir [options] directories

Deletes the named directories (not the contents). directories are deleted from the parent directory and must be empty (if not, rm -r can be used instead). See also mkdir .

Option

-p

Remove directories and any intervening parent directories that become empty as a result; useful for removing subdirectory trees.

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