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remove empty directories


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1. rmdir.1.man

Manpage of RMDIR

RMDIR

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2011
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NAME

rmdir - remove empty directories  

SYNOPSIS

rmdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...  

DESCRIPTION

Remove the DIRECTORY(ies), if they are empty.

--ignore-fail-on-non-empty
ignore each failure that is solely because a directory
is non-empty
-p, --parents
remove DIRECTORY and its ancestors; e.g., `rmdir -p a/b/c' is similar to `rmdir a/b/c a/b a'
-v, --verbose
output a diagnostic for every directory processed
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report rmdir bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report rmdir translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

rmdir(2)

The full documentation for rmdir is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and rmdir programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils aqrmdir invocationaq

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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2. rmdir.2.man

Manpage of RMDIR

RMDIR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2008-05-08
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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.1-2001 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 file system containing pathname does not support the removal of directories.
EROFS
pathname refers to a directory on a read-only file system.
 

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.  

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 3.32 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

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

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