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RMDIR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2015-08-08
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

rmdir - delete a directory  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

int rmdir(const char *pathname);  

DESCRIPTION

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

RETURN VALUE

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

ERRORS

EACCES
Write access to the directory containing pathname was not allowed, or one of the directories in the path prefix of pathname did not allow search permission. (See also path_resolution(7).
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 process.
EFAULT
pathname points outside your accessible address space.
EINVAL
pathname has . as last component.
ELOOP
Too many symbolic links were encountered in resolving pathname.
ENAMETOOLONG
pathname was too long.
ENOENT
A directory component in pathname does not exist or is a dangling symbolic link.
ENOMEM
Insufficient kernel memory was available.
ENOTDIR
pathname, or a component used as a directory in pathname, is not, in fact, a directory.
ENOTEMPTY
pathname contains entries other than . and .. ; or, pathname has .. as its final component. POSIX.1 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 filesystem containing pathname does not support the removal of directories.
EROFS
pathname refers to a directory on a read-only filesystem.
 

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.  

BUGS

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

SEE ALSO

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

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 4.13 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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ERRORS
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BUGS
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