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.
npm install --global del-cli
$ 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
$ delis already a builtin command on Windows, you need to use
rimraf CLI: Supports globbing (even on Windows), safer by default as it doesn't allow deleting parent directories, and has a dry-run mode.
rm -rf: Cross-platform, safer by default as it doesn't allow deleting parent directories, and has a dry-run mode.