remove(3)remove(3)NAMEremove - Remove a file
const char *path );
Standard C Library (libc)
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
dards as follows:
remove(): POSIX.1, XPG4, XPG4-UNIX
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Points to the file to be removed.
The remove() function causes a 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 will fail unless it is created anew.
If the path parameter names a directory, remove(path) is equivalent to
calling the rmdir() function on that directory. If path does not name a
directory, remove(path) is equivalent to unlink(path).
If the file operated upon by the remove() function has multiple hard
links, the link count in the file is decremented and only the specified
file name is removed.
Upon successful completion, the remove() function returns 0 (zero).
Otherwise, a nonzero value is returned. Refer to the unlink() function
and the rmdir() function for information on return values.
Refer to the unlink() function and the rmdir() function for information
on error conditions.
Functions: link(2), rename(2), rmdir(2), unlink(2)