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Remove current directory (REVISED)

Terminal - Remove current directory (REVISED)
removedir(){ read -p "Delete the current directory $PWD ? " human;if [ "$human" = "yes" ]; then [ -z "${PWD##*/}" ] && { echo "$PWD not set" >&2;return 1;}; rm -Rf ../"${PWD##*/}"/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; }
2010-01-20 08:01:21
User: oshazard
Functions: cd echo read rm
Remove current directory (REVISED)

Credit goes to "eightmillion"


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p=`pwd`; cd ..; rm -rf $p
Comment by hendry 275 weeks and 4 days ago

Ummm no.

That doesn't work if the directory has spaces in it (i.e. "Program Files")'

That also doesn't ask (you may think you are deleting one folder but are deleting another)

That doesn't take into account if the $PWD/pwd/other variations of that variable are not set.

sure this below is a bit cleaner but it also doesn't tell the user much:

rmd(){ read h;if [ "$h" = "y" ]; then [ -z "${PWD##*/}" ] && return 1; rm -Rf ../"${PWD##*/}"/ && cd ..; else echo; fi; }

If everyone else wants to continue do

echo $PWD AND/OR $ ls cd .. rm -Rf blah<TAB><TAB>

then downrank this into oblivion...

Comment by oshazard 275 weeks and 4 days ago


rmcwd() { cd .. && rm -fr "$OLDPWD"; }
Comment by fsilveira 275 weeks ago

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