Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- remove a file
int remove(const char *path);
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ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2017 defers to the ISO C standard.
function shall cause the file named by the pathname pointed to by
to be no longer accessible by that name. A subsequent attempt to open
that file using that name shall fail, unless it is created anew.
does not name a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent
names a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent to
The following sections are informative.
Removing Access to a File
The following example shows how to remove access to a file named
status = remove("/home/cnd/old_mods");
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2017,
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-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition,
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