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Linux 2.6 - man page for remove (linux section 3posix)

REMOVE(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual				REMOVE(P)

NAME
       remove - remove a file

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdio.h>

       int remove(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION
       The  remove() function shall cause the file named by the pathname pointed to by path to be
       no longer accessible by that name. A subsequent attempt to open that file using that  name
       shall fail, unless it is created anew.

       If path does not name a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent to unlink(path).

       If path names a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent to rmdir(path).

RETURN VALUE
       Refer to rmdir() or unlink() .

ERRORS
       Refer to rmdir() or unlink() .

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
   Removing Access to a File
       The following example shows how to remove access to a file named /home/cnd/old_mods.

	      #include <stdio.h>

	      int status;
	      ...
	      status = remove("/home/cnd/old_mods");

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       rmdir() , unlink() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdio.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
       the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and  The  Open  Group.  In  the
       event  of  any  discrepancy  between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003					REMOVE(P)


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