MirBSD manpage: rmdir(2)

RMDIR(2)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                    RMDIR(2)


     rmdir - remove a directory file


     #include <unistd.h>

     rmdir(const char *path);


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


     A 0 is returned if the remove succeeds; otherwise a -1 is returned and an
     error code is stored in the global location errno.


     The named file is removed unless:

     [ENOTDIR]     A component of the path is not a directory.

                   A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} characters,
                   or an entire path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} characters.

     [ENOENT]      The named directory does not exist.

     [ELOOP]       Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the

     [ENOTEMPTY]   The named directory contains files other than '.' and '..'
                   in it.

     [EACCES]      Search permission is denied for a component of the path

     [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.

     [EBUSY]       The directory to be removed is the mount point for a mount-
                   ed filesystem or the current directory.

     [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

     [EFAULT]      path points outside the process's allocated address space.


     mkdir(2), unlink(2)


     The rmdir() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

MirBSD #10-current               June 4, 1993                                1

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