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RMDIR(2)                  OpenBSD Programmer's Manual                 RMDIR(2)

     rmdir - remove a directory file

     #include <unistd.h>

     rmdir(const char *path);

     rmdir() removes a directory file whose name is given by path. The direc-
     tory must not have any entries other than `.' and `..'.

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

     The named file is removed unless:

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

                   A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} characters,
                   or an entire path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} characters.

     [ENOENT]      The named directory does not exist.

     [ELOOP]       Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the

     [ENOTEMPTY]   The named directory contains files other than `.' and `..'
                   in it.

     [EACCES]      Search permission is denied for a component of the path

     [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 mount-
                   ed file system or the current directory.

     [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.

     mkdir(2),  unlink(2)

     The rmdir() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 4, 1993                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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