Remove diretory with files in it

Paul Rubin phr-n2002b at
Sat Aug 24 22:58:44 EDT 2002

samuel Parkay <sap at> writes:
> I can;'t  seem to make the os.rmdir()path) command to work the way I
> need it .  I would like it to be like" rm -rf" in unix .  It keeps
> throwing an exception about not being empty.  Is there a way to rmove
> a directory and it's contents in python?

You have to remove all the contents before you can rmdir a directory.
Using os.system("rm -rf directory") is probably the simplest.

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