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
          pathname  did  not   allow   search   permission.    (See   also

   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.

          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.

          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 also allows EEXIST for this

   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.


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


   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),


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