There may be times when you need to delete a file or folder from the system, and since I can never remember, here's a handy reminder.
To carry out these deletions using SSH, you need to run the appropriate -rm command.
In its simplest form, the command looks like this:
rm myFile.txt myFile1.txt myFile2.txt
However, listing all the files/folders that need to be deleted can be very time-consuming. Fortunately, rm accepts several arguments that can make the task easier. In the example above, you could type
This will match all files starting with "myFile" and ending with ".txt" and delete them.
To recursively delete an entire folder and its contents, you can use:
rm -rf foldername/
To delete all the files/folders in the current directory, without deleting the directory itself, you need to use:
rm -rf *