2.4.11 FileDispositionInformation

This information class is used to mark a file for deletion.

A FILE_DISPOSITION_INFORMATION data element, defined as follows, is provided by the client.


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DeletePending

DeletePending (1 byte):  An 8-bit field that is set to 1 to indicate that a file SHOULD be deleted when it is closed; otherwise, 0.<95>

For a discussion of file deletion semantics, see [FSBO].

This operation returns a status code as specified in section 2.2. Upon success, the status code returned by the function that processes this file information class is STATUS_SUCCESS. The most common error codes are listed in the following table.

Error code

Meaning

STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

0xC0000022

The handle was not opened with delete access.

STATUS_INFO_LENGTH_MISMATCH

0xC0000004

The specified information record length does not match the length that is required for the specified information class.

STATUS_DIRECTORY_NOT_EMPTY

0xC0000101

Indicates that the directory trying to be deleted is not empty.

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