Remove a directory.
The rmdir utility deletes empty directories from the file system.
The directory-list contains one or more pathnames of empty directories that rmdir removes.
Refer to the rm utility with the -r option if you need to remove directories that are not empty, together with their contents.
The following command deletes the empty literature directory from the working directory.
z123456@turing:~$ rmdir literature
The next command line removes the letters directory using an absolute pathname.
z123456@turing:~$ rmdir /home/turing/z123456/letters