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REMOVE(3) Library Functions Manual REMOVE(3)

removeremove a file or directory

#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, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the value -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)

The remove() function conforms to ANSI X3.159-1989 (“ANSI C89”) and X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2 (“XPG4.2”).

January 29, 2015 OpenBSD-current