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 ../"${PWD##*/}"/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; }
Credit goes to "eightmillion"
Sample Output
[[email protected] foo]$ removedir
Delete the current directory /home/user/asdf/.hidden/a b c/foo ? no
I'm watching you
[[email protected] foo]$ removedir 
Delete the current directory /home/user/asdf/.hidden/a b c/foo ? yes
[[email protected] a b c]$ removedir
Delete the current directory /home/user/asdf/.hidden/a b c ? yes
[[email protected] .hidden]$ removedir 
Delete the current directory /home/user/asdf/.hidden ? yes
[[email protected] asdf]$ unset PWD 
[[email protected] asdf]$ removedir 
Delete the current directory  ? yes
$PWD not set
[[email protected] asdf]$ 

May want to change echos to more descriptive (more than 255 characters) such as:

$ removedir(){ read -p "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD Are you sure? " human;if [ "$human" = "yes" ]; then [ -z "${PWD##*/}" ] && { echo "Error: Couldn't get working directory" >&2;return 1;}; rm -Rf ../"${PWD##*/}"/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; }

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By: oshazard
2010-01-20 08:01:21

What Others Think

p=`pwd`; cd ..; rm -rf $p
hendry · 546 weeks and 1 day 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...
oshazard · 546 weeks and 1 day ago
KISS! rmcwd() { cd .. && rm -fr "$OLDPWD"; }
fsilveira · 545 weeks and 4 days ago

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