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Terminal - Commands using rmdir - 14 results
find . -empty -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir -p
2013-07-01 02:44:57
User: rafar
Functions: find rmdir xargs

It starts in the current working directory.

It removes the empty directory and its ancestors (unless the ancestor contains other elements than the empty directory itself).

It will print a failure message for every directory that isn't empty.

This command handles correctly directory names containing single or double quotes, spaces or newlines.

If you do not want only to remove all the ancestors, just use:

find . -empty -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir
rmdir -p new/directory/path
2013-05-21 12:34:55
User: r3tro
Functions: rmdir
Tags: mkdir rmdir

Removes all directories on given path, working from right to left, and stops when reaching a non-empty directory

Counterpart of

mkdir -p new/directory/path

Shortcut (must be issues as next command immediately after mkdir):


( see http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/19/runs-previous-command-but-replacing )

rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty -p **/*(/^F)
2012-09-18 20:28:46
User: xro
Functions: rmdir

recursively delete empty directories and directories which only contain empty directories using zsh globbing syntax. ** is for recursive globbing. *(/^F) matches all entries that are directories which are not full.

If you only want to delete empty directories and not those directories which contained only empty directories and will be empty afterwards, just leave out the options to rmdir:

rmdir **/*(/^F)
mv .git .. && rm -rf * && mv ../.git . && mv .git/* . && rmdir .git && git config --bool core.bare true
2011-02-28 17:58:14
User: dinomite
Functions: mv rm rmdir

If you want to turn a Git repo into the origin that folks can push to, you should make it a bare repository. See: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2199897/git-convert-normal-to-bare-repository

find . ! -name "." -print0 | xargs -0 -I '{}' mv -n '{}' ..; rmdir "$PWD"
2010-12-15 22:12:06
User: bartonski
Functions: find mv rmdir xargs

Robust means of moving all files up by a directory. Will handle dot files, filenames containing spaces, and filenames with almost any printable characters. Will not handle filenames containing a single-quote (but if you are moving those, it's time to go yell at whoever created them in the first place).

mv -n * ../; cd ..; rmdir $OLDPWD
2010-11-12 20:22:50
User: kevingranade
Functions: cd mv rmdir
Tags: mv rmdir

Avoid clobbering files by either overwriting due to name collisions or by assuming the command worked and deleting the target directory.

find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir -v {} \;
find . -type d | tac | xargs rmdir 2> /dev/null
2010-03-23 11:54:38
User: drmaciver
Functions: find rmdir tac xargs

Remove all empty directories below the current directory. If directories become empty as the results of this, remove those too.

rmdir **/*(/^F)
find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir -v {} +
2009-08-05 13:48:13
User: syssyphus
Functions: find rmdir
Tags: find

this will show the names of the deleted directories, and will delete directories that only no files, only empty directories.

find . -empty -type d -exec rmdir {} +
2009-08-04 16:55:34
User: jsiei97
Functions: find rmdir

A quick way to find and delete empty dirs, it starts in the current working directory.

If you do find . -empty -type d you will see what could be removed, or to a test run.

find . -type d -exec rmdir {} \;
2009-05-19 08:59:15
User: sharfah
Functions: find rmdir
Tags: find rm

Deletes empty directories and prints an error if directory is not empty.

find . -regex "[^.]*" -depth -empty -type d -mtime +1 -exec rmdir -v {} \;
find <top_level_dir> -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir -v {} \;