This article covers how to use the rm command in Linux. In fact, the rm command is used for removing/deleting files and directories.
How to remove directories using rm command?
If you are trying to remove a directory, then you need to use the -r command line option. Otherwise, rm will throw an error saying what you are trying to delete is a directory:
$ rm -r [dir name]
$ rm -r testdir
How to make rm prompt before every removal ?
If you want rm to prompt before each delete action it performs, then use the -i command line option:
$ rm -i [file or dir]
For example, suppose you want to delete a directory 'testdir' and all its contents, but want rm to prompt before every deletion, then here's how you can do that:
$ rm -r -i testdir