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

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

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
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 . IEEE
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