Sometimes you would need to remove a file or a folder from the system. To do so using SSH, you would need to execute the appropriate command – rm.
The command in its simplest form looks like:
rm myFile.txt myFile1.txt myFile2.txt
However listing all files/folders that need to be deleted can be quite time consuming. Fortunately, rm accepts several arguments which can ease your task. In the above example, you could type:
This will match all files starting with ‘myFile’ and ending in ‘.txt’ and delete them.
To delete a whole folder and its content recursively, you can use:
rm -rf foldername/
To delete all files/folders in the current directory, without deleting the directory itself, you would need to use:
rm -rf *