# How to Search and Remove Directories Recursively on Linux?

Removing directories is a regular process for anyone working on Unix systems.But sometimes we also need to find the directories first and then decide to delete it. One hurdle in deleting the files is to do a recursive deleting because by default Unix systems do not allow deleting of a directory if it is not empty. So in this article we will see how to find and remove directories recursively.

## Using find and exec

The below command first searches for the required directory using the find command then executes the ‘rm’ command to recursively remove the directory using the recursive option as well as the force option. The various parameters used in the command are explained below this command.