delete contents of hidden folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whyrichard, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    how do i delete the contents of a hidden folder? use termminal how? no experience with terminal.

    the folder i want to delete is ******/private/var/flexlm .....

    too much info?

  2. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    Yes, use Terminal, and type "rm -r ******/private/var/flexlm". rm stands for remove...the -r means recursive, which will remove a folder and everything in it, as opposed to just one item. Note: anything removed this way doesn't go into the Trash....

  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    ...or if rm is too scary, and you want to move it to Trash before permanently deleting it, use Terminal but type open /var and a Finder window will appear (magically ;)) and you can drag the desired folder(s) to trash (or mark them and use cmd-backspace).
  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    i think you guys are magic.


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