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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for rmdir (netbsd section 2)

RMDIR(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual				 RMDIR(2)

NAME
     rmdir -- remove a directory file

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     rmdir(const 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 VALUES
     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:

     [ENOTDIR]		A component of the path is not a directory.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} characters, or an entire
			path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} 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, or 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)

STANDARDS
     The rmdir() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY
     The rmdir() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD					   June 4, 1993 				      BSD


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