RM(I)                        1/20/73                        RM(I)


     rm  - remove (unlink) files


     rm [ -f ] [ -r ] name ...


     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 itself.

     If a file has no write permission, rm prints the  file  name

     and its mode, then reads a line from the standard input.  If

     the line begins with y, the file is removed, otherwise it is

     not.  The question is not asked if option -f was given or if

     the standard input is not a typewriter.

     If a designated file is a directory,  an  error  comment  is

     printed  unless  the optional argument -r has been used.  In

     that case, rm recursively deletes the entire contents of the

     specified  directory.   To  remove  directories  per  se see



     /etc/glob to implement the -r flag


     rmdir (I)


     When rm removes the contents of a  directory  under  the  -r

     flag, full pathnames are not printed in diagnostics.