Tonight I was working on my home computer that had a local git repo of a meteor project. I had recently made changes on my laptop and moved my repo to another remote github. So tonight I just wanted to delete my git repo and I received this:
mymac at kingluddite-iMac in ~/Dropbox/meteor-stuff
$ rm -R microbook
override r--r--r-- mymac/staff for microbook/.git/objects/02/9e018c56db01c8aaa9e08c2f04144b8b5ed074? ^C
So I’ve been down this rabbit hole before. I end up having to delete a gazillion git files and I literally had to hit return a bazillion times. Doing this makes me feel silly. I just want to delete the folder.
Here’s how to do it:
Change into the directory:
$ cd my_project_folder
Or better yet you can delete all .git files with this
$ rm -rf .git*
Bit it also had meteor code so this happened when I then backed out of the directory (cd ../) and typed this:
$ rm -R my_project_folder
Here’s what I received in the terminal:
override r--r--r-- mymac/staff for microbook/.meteor/local/build/main.js? ^C
So now I have a bunch of meteor files to delete.
Delete them all with this terminal command:
rm -rf .meteor
I then can cd out of the directory (cd ../) and finally remove the folder with this command.
$ rm -rf my_project_folder
Congrats. You just did all that to delete a folder. (found how to do this here)