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REMOVE(3)               NetBSD Library Functions Manual              REMOVE(3)


NAME
remove -- remove directory entry
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <stdio.h> int remove(const char *path);
DESCRIPTION
The remove() function removes the file or directory specified by path. If path specifies a directory, remove(path) is the equivalent of rmdir(path). Otherwise, it is the equivalent of unlink(path).
RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, remove() returns 0. Otherwise, -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORS
The remove() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors speci- fied for the routines rmdir(2) or unlink(2).
SEE ALSO
rmdir(2), unlink(2), symlink(7)
STANDARDS
The remove() function conforms to ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C89''). NetBSD 9.99 June 4, 1993 NetBSD 9.99
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