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    Command:

    remove

    
    
    

    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

       Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
           The remove() function is thread-safe.
    
    
    

    CONFORMING TO

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

    NOTES

           Under libc4 and libc5, remove() was an alias for unlink(2)  (and  hence
           would not remove directories).
    
    
    

    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)
    
    
    

    GNU 2014-03-10 REMOVE(3)

    
    
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