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How to delete files or folders using SSH?

Deleting files and folders using SSH

Updated over a week ago

Deleting files and folders is possible using Hostinger File Manager:

If you would like to delete files and folders with SSH, all you need to do is:

Step 1 - Connection

First, enable SSH access and connect to your account using SSH. Open the directory, where the files and folders, which you want to delete, are located. For that:

  1. Run ls command. If you see the needed files and folders, then you can go to Step 2

  2. If the needed content is in a subdirectory, reach it by running:

cd path/to/files

where "path/to/files" is changed by an actual path to your files. For example, if your files are located in public_html/new/version1, then the command should be "cd new/version1".

Step 2 - Deleting

You only need 1 command to delete files or folders, just chose the option the most suitable for you:

  • To delete a file or files:

rm filename.php

rm filename1.php filename2.php filename3.php
  • To delete a whole folder and its contents:

rm -r foldername/
  • To delete all files in a directory including files and folders inside of it:

rm -r *

That’s it! Now you know how to delete files and folders using SSH 😊


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