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REMOVE(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						 REMOVE(3)

NAME
remove -- remove directory entry LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <stdio.h> int remove(const char *path); DESCRIPTION
The remove() function removes the file or directory specified by path. If path specifies a directory, remove(path) is the equivalent of rmdir(path). Otherwise, it is the equivalent of unlink(path). RETURN VALUES
The remove() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The remove() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the routines lstat(2), rmdir(2) or unlink(2). SEE ALSO
rmdir(2), unlink(2) STANDARDS
The remove() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (``ISO C90'') and X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2 (``XPG4.2''). BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD

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remove(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 						remove(3C)

NAME
remove - remove file SYNOPSIS
#include <stdio.h> int remove(const char *path); DESCRIPTION
The remove() function causes the file or empty directory whose name is the string pointed to by path to be no longer accessible by that name. A subsequent attempt to open that file using that name will fail, unless the file is created anew. For files, remove() is identical to unlink(). For directories, remove() is identical to rmdir(). See rmdir(2) and unlink(2) for a detailed list of failure conditions. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, remove() returns 0. Otherwise, it returns -1 and sets errno to indicate an error. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
rmdir(2), unlink(2), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.10 14 Aug 2002 remove(3C)
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