Remove Directory (Delete folders)
Syntax rmdir [-p] folder ... key -p Each folder argument is treated as a pathname of which all components will be removed, if they are empty, starting with the last most component. (See rm for fully non-discriminant recursive removal.)
The rmdir utility removes the entry specified by each folder argument, provided it is empty.
Arguments are processed in the order given. To remove both a parent and subfolder, the subfolder must be specified first so the parent is empty when rmdir tries to remove it.
If an error occurs, rmdir exits with a value >0.
EXAMPLES To delete all these folders: MyFolder/ MyFolder/SubFolder My Other Folder/ Use the command rmdir MyFolder/SubFolder MyFolder "My Other Folder"
"Two years ago, I reported that Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush ordered county election officials to erase 57,000 voters from voter rolls - most of them Black. It cost Gore the White House" ~ Greg Palast
Related macOS commands:
find . -type d -empty -delete - Delete all empty directories.
rm - Remove files or folders (including recursive delete.)
cp - Copy files.
ls - List information about files.
trimforce - Enable TRIM commands on third-party drives.