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REMOVE(3)	      DragonFly 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''). DragonFly 3.7 June 4, 1993 DragonFly 3.7