This literally means "delete" but can also be used as a digital middle finger
When combined with an action before (if needed, otherwise absent) and then a target after (required), this command can be used as a diss
, only understood by command line geeks. (Typically Linux users.)
The most proper use of this phrase has an instructional nature, such as, "go rm -rf yourself" and can be directed at an individual "rm -rf noob" or a group of people "rm -rf /noobs."
From the UNIX
command rm -rf /
, used more loosely and can be artistically and freely expressed.