7.3. Removing directories

What can be created, can also be destroyed. The rmdir() "Remove Directory" API is used to delete a directory.

Here are the C and RPG prototypes for the rmdir() API.

      int rmdir(const char *path)                               

     D rmdir           PR            10I 0 ExtProc('rmdir')       
     D   path                          *   value options(*string) 

In order for a directory to be deleted, it must be empty. You cannot delete a directory that still has files in it.

Here's a sample of deleting the ShoeTongue directory:

     c                   if        rmdir('/ifstest/ShoeTongue') < 0
     c                   callp     EscErrno(errno)
     c                   endif