PROLOG | NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | EXAMPLES | APPLICATION USAGE | RATIONALE | FUTURE DIRECTIONS | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

REMOVE(3P)                POSIX Programmer's Manual               REMOVE(3P)

PROLOG         top

       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       remove — remove a file

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdio.h>

       int remove(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with
       the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described
       here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of
       POSIX.1‐2008 defers to the ISO C standard.

       The remove() function shall cause the file named by the pathname
       pointed to by path to be no longer accessible by that name. A
       subsequent attempt to open that file using that name shall fail,
       unless it is created anew.

       If path does not name a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent
       to unlink(path).

       If path names a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent to
       rmdir(path).

RETURN VALUE         top

       Refer to rmdir(3p) or unlink(3p).

ERRORS         top

       Refer to rmdir(3p) or unlink(3p).

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top

   Removing Access to a File
       The following example shows how to remove access to a file named
       /home/cnd/old_mods.

           #include <stdio.h>

           int status;
           ...
           status = remove("/home/cnd/old_mods");

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       None.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       rmdir(3p), unlink(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, stdio.h(0p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
       the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
       Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

IEEE/The Open Group                 2013                          REMOVE(3P)