what's rm -rf / stands for?
rm = remove
-r = recursively
-f = force
If you open a terminal window on a Mac, you can use those commands to delete files. You can also type "man rm" (without the quotes) in a terminal window for more details on the 'rm' command
In the interest of preventing someone a big heartache I feel like i should chime in here and let it be known that it would be a really, really bad idea run the "rm -rf" command with the root of the file system "/" as an argument: that would unlink your entire filesystem. In other words erase all your files on your mac. Don't do it. :)
Thanks! This helped -- the extra receipt files to remove, in addition the ones above, were listed in
I searched for "uninstall silverlight for osx" to reach this page -- hope it helps someone.
You can easily remove silverlight from Mac os, go to applications and you will see silverlight folder just drag that folder to trash and empty that trash as well , deffinately your silverlight will be uninstalled and this is the very simple way to do that .