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If a file is unwritable, the standard input is a tty, and the -f or --force option is not given, rm prompts the user for whether to remove the file. If the response does not begin with `y' or `Y', the file is skipped.
Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).
To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example `-foo', use one of these commands:
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.
The full documentation for rm is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and rm programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
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