[hfs-user] delete not-empty directories

Rob Leslie rob@mars.org
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:54:34 -0800


On Monday, March 11, 2002, at 01:24  PM, Wolf Drechsel wrote:
> this sounds easy - but I didnt find something about it in the docs:
>
> How do I delete a not-empty directory in a mounted hfs volume?
>
> hdel -r seems not to be working...

You need to delete the contents first using hdel and/or hrmdir, then you 
can hrmdir the directory. Wildcards may help, e.g.

   % hdel ':dir:*'
   % hrmdir :dir

It is an unfortunate oversight that hdel does not have a recursive 
option. You can, however, use xhfs to delete most directories 
recursively.

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Rob Leslie
rob@mars.org