What is the command to delete a directory that has files in it? ubuntu

rm -r directory

or

rm -rf directory

an explanation can easily be retrieved with man rm, here is an extract:

-r, -R, --recursive
remove directories and their contents recursively
-f, --force
ignore nonexistent files and arguments
, never prompt

also from man rmdir:

rmdir

Remove directory, this command will only work if the folders are empty.
 
use sudo before command if it displays permissions denied. 

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