remove (3p) - Linux Manuals
remove: remove a file
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remove - remove a file
The remove() function shall cause the file named by the pathname pointed to by path 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.
If path does not name a directory, remove(path) shall be equivalent to unlink(path).
Refer to rmdir() or unlink().
Removing Access to a File
The following example shows how to remove access to a file named /home/cnd/old_mods.
#include <stdio.h> int status; ... status = remove("/home/cnd/old_mods");
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