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

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

       EFAULT pathname points outside your accessible address space.

       EACCES Write  access  to	 the  directory	 containing  pathname  was not
	      allowed for the process's	effective uid, or one of the  directo-
	      ries in pathname did not allow search (execute) permission.

       EPERM  The  directory  containing pathname has the sticky-bit (S_ISVTX)
	      set and the process's effective uid is neither the  uid  of  the
	      file to be deleted nor that of the directory containing it.

       ENAMETOOLONG
	      pathname was too long.

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

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

       ENOTEMPTY
	      pathname contains	entries	other than . and .. .

       EBUSY  pathname	is  the	current	working	directory or root directory of
	      some process.

       ENOMEM Insufficient kernel memory was available.

       EROFS  pathname refers to a file	on a read-only filesystem.

       ELOOP  Too many symbolic	links were encountered in resolving  pathname.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, SVID, POSIX, BSD 4.3

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

SEE ALSO
       rename(2), mkdir(2), chdir(2), unlink(2), rmdir(1), rm(1)

Linux 0.99.7			  1993-07-24			      RMDIR(2)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | CONFORMING TO | BUGS | SEE ALSO

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