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rm waterboy.txt

The rm command deletes files and directories. Here we remove the file waterboy.txt from the filesystem.

rm -r comedy

The -r is an option that modifies the behavior of the rm command. The -r stands for "recursive," and it's used to delete a directory and all of its child directories.

Be careful when you use rm! It deletes files and directories permanently. There isn't an undelete command, so once you delete a file or directory with rm, it's gone.

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The commands we've covered so far are commonly used to view and change the filesystem.

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