Removing directories

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Jul 10th, 2007
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Is there any easy way to remove a directory to create space in the flash, without having to delete everysingle file in it first?


rmdir does not work if there are files in the directory.

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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 9 years 10 months ago

Doing this will break your HTML management interface. But the command would be:


delete /recursive /force flash:/c2940-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA6/html/images

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Joe Clarke Tue, 07/10/2007 - 09:34
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You can use the /recursive option to delete:


delete /recursive flash:dir


You can also pass /force if you do not want to confirm each file:


delete /recursive /force flash:dir

srego4 Tue, 07/10/2007 - 09:49
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HI,


I must be doing something wrong. Tried what you said but it does not seem to be doing any deleting.


I am attaching a file showing my directory structure.


What I am trying to do is to delete the directory "images" under flash:/c2940-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA6.bin/html/images






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Joe Clarke Tue, 07/10/2007 - 09:58
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Doing this will break your HTML management interface. But the command would be:


delete /recursive /force flash:/c2940-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA6/html/images

srego4 Tue, 07/10/2007 - 10:03
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Thats great. I do not use the html interface.


So in theory I could delete the html directory directly and that would delete the images directory underneath it.


Thanks again.

Joe Clarke Tue, 07/10/2007 - 10:04
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That is correct.


In the future, if you don't want the HTML interface, just download the .bin images from Cisco.com.

srego4 Tue, 07/10/2007 - 10:07
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The problem is Cisco ships all the switches with these html images as default. I have tried to get them to not do it, but it would be too expensive and I guess a nightmare for them too.... (even tho, I am ordering abt 500 switches from them a year!)

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