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del-cli

Delete files and directories

Useful for use in build scripts and automated things.

Note that this does permanent deletion. See trash-cli for something safer.

Install

npm install --global del-cli

Usage

$ del --help

  Usage
    $ del <path|glob> …

  Options
    --force, -f    Allow deleting the current working directory and outside
    --dry-run, -d  List what would be deleted instead of deleting

  Examples
    $ del unicorn.png rainbow.png
    $ del "*.png" "!unicorn.png"

⚠️ Windows users: Since $ del is already a builtin command on Windows, you need to use $ del-cli there.

Comparison

Benefits over rimraf CLI: Supports globbing (even on Windows), safer by default as it doesn't allow deleting parent directories, and has a dry-run mode.

Benefits over rm -rf: Cross-platform, safer by default as it doesn't allow deleting parent directories, and has a dry-run mode.

Related

  • del - API for this module
  • trash-cli - Move files and directories to the trash
  • make-dir-cli - Make directories and their parents if needed