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REMOVE(3) Linux Programmer's Manual REMOVE(3)

NAME

     remove - remove a file or directory

SYNOPSIS

     #include <stdio.h>
     int remove(const char *pathname);

DESCRIPTION

     remove()  deletes  a  name from the filesystem.  It calls unlink(2) for
     files, and rmdir(2) for directories.
     If the removed name was the last link to a file and no  processes  have
     the  file  open, the file is deleted and the space it was using is made
     available for reuse.
     If the name was the last link to a file, but any processes  still  have
     the  file  open,  the file will remain in existence until the last file
     descriptor referring to it is closed.
     If the name referred to a symbolic link, the link is removed.
     If the name referred to a socket, FIFO, or device, the name is removed,
     but processes which have the object open may continue to use it.

RETURN VALUE

     On  success,  zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
     set appropriately.

ERRORS

     The errors that occur are those for unlink(2) and rmdir(2).

ATTRIBUTES

     For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
     attributes(7).
     +----------+---------------+---------+
     |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
     +----------+---------------+---------+
     |remove()  | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
     +----------+---------------+---------+

CONFORMING TO

     POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, 4.3BSD.

BUGS

     Infelicities  in  the  protocol underlying NFS can cause the unexpected
     disappearance of files which are still being used.

SEE ALSO

     rm(1), unlink(1),  link(2),  mknod(2),  open(2),  rename(2),  rmdir(2),
     unlink(2), mkfifo(3), symlink(7)

COLOPHON

     This  page  is  part of release 4.16 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
     description of the project, information about reporting bugs,  and  the
     latest     version     of     this    page,    can    be    found    at
     https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU 2017-09-15 REMOVE(3)

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