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remove(3)                BSD Library Functions Manual                remove(3)


NAME

     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 speci-
     fied 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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