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The UNIX command) rm -rf for node.

Install with npm install rimraf, or just drop rimraf.js somewhere.


rimraf(f, [opts], callback)

The first parameter will be interpreted as a globbing pattern for files. If you want to disable globbing you can do so with opts.disableGlob (defaults to false). This might be handy, for instance, if you have filenames that contain globbing wildcard characters.

The callback will be called with an error if there is one. Certain errors are handled for you:



It can remove stuff synchronously, too. But that’s not so good. Use the async API. It’s better.


If installed with npm install rimraf -g it can be used as a global command rimraf <path> [<path> ...] which is useful for cross platform support.


If you need to create a directory recursively, check out mkdirp.