rclone rmdirs

Remove empty directories under the path.


This removes any empty directories (or directories that only contain empty directories) under the path that it finds, including the path if it has nothing in.

If you supply the --leave-root flag, it will not remove the root directory.

This is useful for tidying up remotes that rclone has left a lot of empty directories in.

rclone rmdirs remote:path [flags]


  -h, --help         help for rmdirs
      --leave-root   Do not remove root directory if empty

See the global flags page for global options not listed here.


  • rclone - Show help for rclone commands, flags and backends.