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RMDIR(2)		 DragonFly System Calls Manual		      RMDIR(2)

NAME

rmdir -- remove a directory file

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h> int rmdir(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION

Rmdir() removes a directory file whose name is given by path. The direc- tory must not have any entries other than `.' and `..'.

RETURN VALUES

The rmdir() 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 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 translat- ing 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. [EINVAL] The last component of the path is `.' or `..'. [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] Path points outside the process's allocated address space.

SEE ALSO

mkdir(2), unlink(2), unlinkat(2)

HISTORY

The rmdir() function call appeared in 4.2BSD. DragonFly 3.9 April 13, 2013 DragonFly 3.9