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

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 · 490 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...
oshazard · 490 weeks and 4 days ago
KISS! rmcwd() { cd .. && rm -fr "$OLDPWD"; }
fsilveira · 490 weeks ago

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