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RMDIR(2)										 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 characters.

       [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 containing 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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