remove() only works on files

Schwarz, Konrad
Fri Apr 15 13:54:00 GMT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of David A. Ramos
> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:10 AM
> To:
> 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.


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