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ComputingCStdio.h

remove

Remove directory entry
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Interface

#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).

The following example attempts to delete the file "fred.txt" from the current directory.

Example:

Example - Remove directory entry
Workings
#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
  remove("fred.txt");
  return 0;
}

Errors

The remove function may fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the routines lstat, rmdir or unlink.