Linux How To Delete All Files In A Directory
Deleting all files in a directory, like most things, is pretty easy on Linux.
To delete all files in a directory just run the following. Note that this is not recursive and does not delete the directory itself.
If you want to delete all files and sub directories within our directory you can use the following command.
rm -rf dir1/*
If you also want to delete the directory itself you can just specify the directory like this.
rm -rf dir1
That’s it. You should also check out our other article here Linux How to Delete a Directory That is Not Empty.