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NAME

rmdir - remove a directory file

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h int rmdir "const char *path"

DESCRIPTION

The rmdir system call removes a directory file whose name is given by path. The directory must not have any entries other than ‘.’ and ‘..’.

RETURN VALUES


.Rv -std rmdir

ERRORS

The named file is removed unless:
[ENOTDIR]
A component of the path is not a directory.
[ENAMETOOLONG]
A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or an entire path name exceeded 1023 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.
[EACCES]
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]
The path argument points outside the process’s allocated address space.

SEE ALSO

mkdir(2), unlink(2)

HISTORY


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