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REMOVE(3) Library Functions Manual REMOVE(3)

removeremove directory entry

library “libc”

#include <stdio.h>

int
remove(const char *path);

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).

Upon successful completion, remove() returns 0. Otherwise, -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

The remove() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the routines rmdir(2) or unlink(2).

rmdir(2), unlink(2), symlink(7)

The remove() function conforms to ANSI X3.159-1989 (“ANSI C89”).

June 4, 1993 NetBSD-7.0.1