_rmdir, _wrmdir

Visual Studio 6.0

Delete a directory.

int _rmdir( const char *dirname );

int _wrmdir( const wchar_t *dirname );

Routine Required Header Compatibility
_rmdir <direct.h> Win 95, Win NT
_wrmdir <direct.h> or <wchar.h> Win NT

For additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

Libraries

LIBC.LIB Single thread static library, retail version
LIBCMT.LIB Multithread static library, retail version
MSVCRT.LIB Import library for MSVCRT.DLL, retail version

Return Value

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; directory is not empty; or directory is either current working directory or root directory.

ENOENT

Path is invalid.

Parameter

dirname

Path of directory to be removed

Remarks

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 & _MBCS Not Defined _MBCS Defined _UNICODE Defined
_trmdir _rmdir _rmdir _wrmdir

Example

/* MAKEDIR.C */

#include <direct.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>

void main( void )
{
   if( _mkdir( "\\testtmp" ) == 0 )
   {
      printf( "Directory '\\testtmp' was successfully created\n" );
      system( "dir \\testtmp" );
      if( _rmdir( "\\testtmp" ) == 0 )
        printf( "Directory '\\testtmp' was successfully removed\n"  );
      else
         printf( "Problem removing directory '\\testtmp'\n" );
   }
   else
      printf( "Problem creating directory '\\testtmp'\n" );
}

Output

Directory '\testtmp' was successfully created  
 Volume in drive C is CDRIVE
 Volume Serial Number is 0E17-1702

 Directory of C:\testtmp

05/03/94  12:30p        <DIR>           .
05/03/94  12:30p        <DIR>           ..
               2 File(s)          0 bytes
                             17,358,848 bytes free
Directory '\testtmp' was successfully removed

Directory Control Routines

See Also   _chdir, _mkdir

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