Linux delete file

 

Step by step how to delete file on Linux.

 

   How to delete file on Linux system?  The step by step article on Linux delete file below show an example how to delete Linux file or delete file on Linux system using the rm command..

 

Linux delete file example:

 

To start delete file on Linux system you must know the filename need to delete.  The example below start from list files in current directory command and from there... we issue rm command to delete file inside the current directory.

list linux file to be deleted

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ ls

delete_linux.txt  learn-create-directory  Templates

Desktop           Music                   Videos

Documents         Pictures

Download          Public

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

Now to make Linux delete file... just issue rm command and then put the filename that need to delete and hit 'Enter' key... as show on example below.

Linux delete file example

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ rm delete_linux.txt

rm: remove regular empty file `delete_linux.txt'? y

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

Note: On Linux Fedora the rm command is alias to rm='rm -i' so that the rm command prompt every time you issue the rm command to delete file.

 

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