RFD: remove(3)

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Dec 19 07:57:00 GMT 2000


On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 10:44:35AM -0500, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>At 04:47 AM 12/19/2000, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>The remove(3) call in newlib is implemented as a simple call to unlink(2).
>>
>>SUSv2/Linux/OpenBSD on the other hand define remove(3) as follows:
>>
>>   If path does not name a directory, remove(path) is equivalent to unlink(path). 
>>   If path names a directory, remove(path) is equivalent to rmdir(path).
>>
>>I would plead to implement our own remove(3) call, overriding the newlib
>>implementation. AFAICS, we can't change the newlib implementation because
>>newlib doesn't know of rmdir(2) at all.
>>
>>Thoughts?
>
>Do it!;-)

Sure.

cgf


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