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

     rmdir — remove a directory file

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

     #include <unistd.h>

     rmdir(const char *path);

     The rmdir() system call removes a directory file whose name is given by
     path.  The directory must not have any entries other than ‘.’ and ‘..’.

     The rmdir() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the
     value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the

     The named file is removed unless:

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

     [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 translat‐
			ing 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 to be removed has its immutable,
			undeletable or append-only flag set, see the
			chflags(2) manual page for more information.

     [EPERM]		The parent directory of the directory to be removed
			has its immutable or append-only flag set.

     [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.

     [EINVAL]		The last component of the path is ‘.’ or ‘..’.

     [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]		The path argument points outside the process's allo‐
			cated address space.

     mkdir(2), unlink(2)

     The rmdir() system call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD			       December 9, 2006				   BSD

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