General Commands Manual: unlink

General Commands Manual: unlink

NAME

       unlink - call the unlink function

SYNOPSIS

       unlink file

DESCRIPTION

       The unlink utility shall perform the function call:

              unlink(file);

       A user may need appropriate privilege to invoke the unlink utility.

OPTIONS

       None.

OPERANDS

       The following operands shall be supported:

       file   The pathname of an existing file.

STDIN

       Not used.

INPUT FILES

       Not used.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       The  following  environment  variables  shall  affect  the execution of
       unlink:

       LANG   Provide a default value for the  internationalization  variables
              that  are  unset  or  null.  (See the Base Definitions volume of
              IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,    Section    8.2,    Internationalization
              Variables  for  the precedence of internationalization variables
              used to determine the values of locale categories.)

       LC_ALL If set to a non-empty string value, override the values  of  all
              the other internationalization variables.

       LC_CTYPE
              Determine  the  locale  for  the  interpretation of sequences of
              bytes of text data as characters (for  example,  single-byte  as
              opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).

       LC_MESSAGES

              Determine  the  locale  that should be used to affect the format
              and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.

       NLSPATH
              Determine the location of message catalogs for the processing of
              LC_MESSAGES .

ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS

       Default.

STDOUT

       None.

STDERR

       The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.

OUTPUT FILES

       None.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION

       None.

EXIT STATUS

       The following exit values shall be returned:

        0     Successful completion.

       >0     An error occurred.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS

       Default.

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

       None.

EXAMPLES

       None.

RATIONALE

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

       None.

SEE ALSO

       link()  ,  rm  ,  the System Interfaces volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
       unlink()

COPYRIGHT

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in  electronic  form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
       -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX),  The  Open  Group  Base
       Specifications  Issue  6,  Copyright  (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of
       Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open  Group.  In  the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group  Standard
       is  the  referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online
       at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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