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MQ_UNLINK(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 		     MQ_UNLINK(3)

     mq_unlink -- remove a message queue (REALTIME)

     POSIX Real-time Library (librt, -lrt)

     #include <mqueue.h>

     mq_unlink(const char *name);

     The mq_unlink() function removes the message queue named by the pathname name.  After a suc-
     cessful call to mq_unlink() with name, a call to mq_open(3) with name fails if the flag
     O_CREAT is not set in flags.  If one or more processes have the message queue open when
     mq_unlink() is called, destruction of the message queue will be postponed until all refer-
     ences to the message queue have been closed.

     Calls to mq_open(3) to recreate the message queue may fail until the message queue is actu-
     ally removed.  However, the mq_unlink() call need not block until all references have been
     closed; it may return immediately.

     Upon successful completion, the function returns a value of zero.	Otherwise, the named mes-
     sage queue will be unchanged by this function call, and the function returns a value of -1
     and sets the global variable errno to indicate the error.

     The mq_unlink() function fails if:

     [EACCES]		Permission is denied to unlink the named message queue.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	The length of the name argument exceeds {PATH_MAX} or a pathname compo-
			nent is longer than {NAME_MAX}.

     [ENOENT]		The named message queue does not exist.

     mq(3), mq_open(3)

     This function conforms to the IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') standard.

     The mq_unlink() function first appeared in NetBSD 5.0.

     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 Insti-
     tute 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 original Standard
     can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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