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I want to delete a folder of portable hard drive on terminal in Mac. Are there any command line ?

  • Do you mean you want to unmount (that is, no longer show the portable hard drive as being connected) or to delete a folder on the portable harddisk? – l0b0 Sep 22 '12 at 8:31
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You can use rm to remove the folder on your external hard drive.

The full Terminal command looks like this

rm -r /Volumes/$drivename/$folder

Replace $drivename with the name of your external hard drive.
Replace $folder with the name of your folder.

If you don't know the name of your external hard drive you can look it up with

ls /Volumes
  • Thanks, I wasn't aware of which folder to find the external hard drive under :) – a7omiton Dec 28 '14 at 16:52

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