3/15/72                                                    RM (I)

NAME            rm  -- remove (unlink) files

SYNOPSIS        rm name  ...

DESCRIPTION     rm removes the entries for one or more files from

                a directory.  If an entry was the last link to

                the file, the file is destroyed.  Removal of a

                file requires write permission in its directory,

                but neither read nor write permission on the file


                Directories cannot be removed by rm; cf. rmdir.

FILES           none

SEE ALSO        rmdir(I)

DIAGNOSTICS     If the file cannot be removed or does not exist,

                the name of the file followed by a question mark

                is typed.

BUGS            rm probably should ask whether a read-only file

                is really to be removed.

OWNER           ken, dmr