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BSD 2.11 - man page for rmdir (bsd section 2)

RMDIR(2)					 System Calls Manual					     RMDIR(2)

NAME
rmdir - remove a directory file
SYNOPSIS
rmdir(path) char *path;
DESCRIPTION
Rmdir removes a directory file whose name is given by path. The directory must not have any entries other than "." and "..".
RETURN VALUE
A 0 is returned if the remove succeeds; otherwise a -1 is returned and an error code is stored in the global location errno.
ERRORS
The named file is removed unless one or more of the following are true: [ENOTDIR] A component of the path is not a directory. [EINVAL] The pathname contains a character with the high-order bit set. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or an entire path name exceeded 1023 charac- ters. [ENOENT] The named directory does not exist. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname. [ENOTEMPTY] The named directory contains files other than ``.'' and ``..'' in it. [EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix. [EACCES] Write permission is denied on the directory containing the link to be removed. [EPERM] The directory containing the directory to be removed is marked sticky, and neither the contain- ing directory nor the directory to be removed are owned by the effective user ID. [EBUSY] The directory to be removed is the mount point for a mounted file system. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while deleting the directory entry or deallocating the inode. [EROFS] The directory entry to be removed resides on a read-only file system. [EFAULT] Path points outside the process's allocated address space.
SEE ALSO
mkdir(2), unlink(2) 4.2 Berkeley Distribution August 26, 1985 RMDIR(2)


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