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RMDIR(2)		    BSD System Calls Manual		      RMDIR(2)

NAME
     rmdir — remove a directory file

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

ERRORS
     The named file is removed unless:

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

     [EINVAL]	     The pathname contains a character with the high-order bit
		     set.

     [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 translating
		     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.

     [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)

HISTORY
     The rmdir function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution	 June 4, 1993	     4.2 Berkeley Distribution
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