RMDIR(2)                  NetBSD 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
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.
ERRORS
The named file is removed unless: [EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix, or write permission is denied on the directory containing the link to be removed. [EBUSY] The directory to be removed is the mount point for a mounted file system. [EFAULT] path points outside the process's allocated address space. [EINVAL] The last component of the path is `.'. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while deleting the directory entry or deallocating the inode. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translat- ing the pathname. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} charac- ters, or an entire path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} char- acters. [ENOENT] The named directory does not exist. [ENOTDIR] A component of the path is not a directory. [ENOTEMPTY] The named directory contains files other than `.' and `..' in it. [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. [EROFS] The directory entry to be removed resides on a read- only file system.
SEE ALSO
mkdir(2), unlink(2)
STANDARDS
The rmdir() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').
HISTORY
The rmdir() function call appeared in 4.2BSD. NetBSD 8.0 October 11, 2014 NetBSD 8.0

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