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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 5.11 14 Aug 2002 remove(3C)

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REMOVE(3P)						     POSIX Programmer's Manual							REMOVE(3P)

PROLOG
This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the correspond- ing Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux. 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 Technol- ogy -- 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 original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html . IEEE
/The Open Group 2003 REMOVE(3P)
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