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_rmdir, _wrmdir 

Deletes a directory.


int _rmdir(
   const char *dirname 
);
int _wrmdir(
   const wchar_t *dirname 
);

Parameters

dirname

Path of the directory to be removed.

Each of these functions returns 0 if the directory is successfully deleted. A return value of –1 indicates an error and errno is set to one of the following values:

ENOTEMPTY

Given path is not a directory, the directory is not empty, or the directory is either the current working directory or the root directory.

ENOENT

Path is invalid.

EACCES

A program has an open handle to the directory.

For more information about these and other return codes, see _doserrno, errno, _sys_errlist, and _sys_nerr.

The _rmdir function deletes the directory specified by dirname. The directory must be empty, and it must not be the current working directory or the root directory.

_wrmdir is a wide-character version of _rmdir; the dirname argument to _wrmdir is a wide-character string. _wrmdir and _rmdir behave identically otherwise.

Generic-Text Routine Mappings
Tchar.h routine _UNICODE and _MBCS not defined _MBCS defined _UNICODE defined

_trmdir

_rmdir

_rmdir

_wrmdir

Routine Required header Compatibility

_rmdir

<direct.h>

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

_wrmdir

<direct.h> or <wchar.h>

Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

Libraries

All versions of the C run-time libraries.

See the example for _mkdir.

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