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DOS Command Rmdir

Type: Internal (2.0 and later)


RMDIR [d:]path

Purpose: Removes a subdirectory.



RMDIR removes directories that are empty (XP version deletes directories that contain files and subdirectories). To determine if a directory is empty, use the DIR command to display the directory`s contents. For example, to determine if the directory NEWFILES is empty, enter

dir c:\newfiles

The display of an empty directory should look like this:

Volume in drive C is DOS1
Directory of C:\NEWFILES

. DIR 4-09-87 8:36p
.. DIR 4-09-87 8:36p

2 File(s) 17671520 bytes free



To remove the directory NEWFILES from drive C, enter

rd c:\newfiles

To remove the directory SALES that is within the NEWFILES directory on drive C, enter

rd c:\newfiles\sales

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