Perl rmdir Function

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Description

This function deletes the directory specified by EXPR, or $_ if omitted. Only deletes the directory if the directory is empty.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

rmdir EXPR

rmdir

Return Value

This function returns 0 on failure and 1 on success.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage, create one directory testdir inside /tmp:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

rmdir ("/tmp/testdir") || die ("error in deleting directory: $?");

When above code is executed, it produced following result

If directory is empty then it will be deleted
otherwise error message will be generated.


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