remove() only works on files
Fri Apr 15 13:54:00 GMT 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of David A. Ramos
> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:10 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Bug: remove() only works on files
> My understanding of ISO C's remove() function is that it
> should work for both files and directories. That is, it
> should call unlink() or rmdir(), respectively. However, the
> code in newlib/libc/stdio/remove.c just forwards the call to
> unlink(), which fails for directories.
Standard C's library does not know about heirarchical file systems
-- there is no way of creating, deleting, or listing directories.
remove() is specified only for files.
More information about the Newlib