rm - remove files or directories

       rm [OPTION]... FILE...

       This manual page documents the GNU version of rm.  rm removes each specified file.  By default, it does not remove

       If the -I or --interactive=once option is given, and there are more than three files or the -r, -R, or --recursive
       are  given,  then  rm  prompts  the user for whether to proceed with the entire operation.  If the response is not
       affirmative, the entire command is aborted.

       Otherwise, if a file is unwritable, standard input is a terminal, and the -f or --force option is  not  given,  or
       the  -i  or  --interactive=always  option  is  given,  rm prompts the user for whether to remove the file.  If the
       response is not affirmative, the file is skipped.

       Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).

       -f, --force
              ignore nonexistent files, never prompt

       -i     prompt before every removal

       -I     prompt once before removing more than three files, or when removing recursively.  Less intrusive  than  -i,
              while still giving protection against most mistakes

              prompt according to WHEN: never, once (-I), or always (-i).  Without WHEN, prompt always

              when  removing  a hierarchy recursively, skip any directory that is on a file system different from that of
              the corresponding command line argument

              do not treat `/' specially

              do not remove `/' (default)

       -r, -R, --recursive
              remove directories and their contents recursively

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       By default, rm does not remove directories.  Use the --recursive (-r or -R) option to remove  each  listed  direcā€
       tory, too, along with all of its contents.

       To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example `-foo', use one of these commands:

              rm -- -foo

              rm ./-foo

       Note  that  if  you  use rm to remove a file, it is usually possible to recover the contents of that file.  If you
       want more assurance that the contents are truly unrecoverable, consider using shred.