How to remove a file in Linux?

Published July 16, 2021

To remove a file in Linux, you can use the rm command followed by a space and the name of the file in the Linux terminal.

For example, let's say you have a file called myFile.txt and wants to delete it. You can use the rm command like this in the terminal,

# Delete a file in Linux
rm myFile.txt

Executing the above command will delete the myFile.txt file from the directory.

See the execution of the above command live in

To delete more than 1 file at once, you can pass the name of the files with space in between them like this,

# Delete more than 1 file in Linux
rm myFile.txt myFile2.txt myFile3.txt

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