The description below is from the book DOS the
Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
for information about downloading the book.
Type: Internal (2.0 and later)
Purpose: Removes a subdirectory.
RMDIR removes directories that are empty (XP version deletes directories
that contain files and subdirectories). To determine if a directory is
empty, use the DIR command to display the directory`s contents. For
example, to determine if the directory NEWFILES is empty, enter
The display of an empty directory should look like this:
Volume in drive C is DOS1
Directory of C:\NEWFILES
. DIR 4-09-87 8:36p
.. DIR 4-09-87 8:36p
2 File(s) 17671520 bytes free
For more information on RMDIR and other hard disk commands, see Chapter 3,
Using Fixed Disks, in the downloadable
book DOS the Easy Way .
To remove the directory NEWFILES from drive C, enter
To remove the directory SALES that is within the NEWFILES directory on
drive C, enter