what is the accurate command_line for deleting a folder in /usr/local?

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i was unsuccessful for installing jdk8 and i want to delete the java folder in my usr/local.

cd /usr/local rm java error :rm: cannot remove ‘java’: Is a directory rmdir java error :rmdir: failed to remove ‘java’: Permission denied 

what is the accurate cmd line?


sudo rm -r /usr/local/java will suffice. sudo gives you the appropriate permissions to delete the directory and the -r ("r" stands for recursive) option is needed to delete the contents of the directory recursively.

Please make sure you intend to delete the /usr/local/java directory before running the command above.

Category: command line Time: 2016-07-28 Views: 0
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