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

       rmdir - delete a directory

       #include <unistd.h>

       int rmdir(const char *pathname);

       rmdir() deletes a directory, which must be empty.

       On  success,  zero is returned.	On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

       EACCES Write access  to	the  directory	containing  pathname  was  not
	      allowed,	or  one of the directories in the path prefix of path‐
	      name did not allow search permission.   (See  also  path_resolu‐

       EBUSY  pathname	is currently in use by the system or some process that
	      prevents its removal.  On Linux this means pathname is currently
	      used  as	a  mount point or is the root directory of the calling

       EFAULT pathname points outside your accessible address space.

       EINVAL pathname has .  as last component.

       ELOOP  Too many symbolic links were encountered in resolving pathname.

	      pathname was too long.

       ENOENT A directory component in pathname does not exist or  is  a  dan‐
	      gling symbolic link.

       ENOMEM Insufficient kernel memory was available.

	      pathname,	 or  a	component  used as a directory in pathname, is
	      not, in fact, a directory.

	      pathname contains entries other than . and .. ; or, pathname has
	      ..  as its final component.  POSIX.1-2001 also allows EEXIST for
	      this condition.

       EPERM  The directory containing pathname has the sticky	bit  (S_ISVTX)
	      set  and	the process's effective user ID is neither the user ID
	      of the file to be deleted nor that of the	 directory  containing
	      it,  and the process is not privileged (Linux: does not have the
	      CAP_FOWNER capability).

       EPERM  The file system containing pathname does not support the removal
	      of directories.

       EROFS  pathname refers to a directory on a read-only file system.

       SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

       Infelicities  in	 the  protocol underlying NFS can cause the unexpected
       disappearance of directories which are still being used.

       rm(1), rmdir(1), chdir(2), chmod(2),  mkdir(2),	rename(2),  unlink(2),

       This  page  is  part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux				  2008-05-08			      RMDIR(2)

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