Problem deleting files

John R. Levine johnl at
Sun Jul 1 22:24:57 UTC 2018

> # rm -fr .
> rm: "." and ".." may not be removed

Oh, ok, then go one level up.  If your directory is callled abc

$ rm -rf abc

the -r recursor uses a library that can handle arbitrarily large sets of 

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