n this program, we will remove a specified empty directory using the remove() function. Here, we will read the name of an empty directory. Then we will delete the given empty directory and print the appropriate message on the console screen.
The source code to remove a specified empty directory using the remove() function is given below. The given program is compiled and executed using GCC compile on UBUNTU 18.04 OS successfully.
// C program to remove a specified empty directory
// using the remove() function
int ret = 0;
printf("Enter directory name: ");
ret = remove(dirName);
if (ret == 0)
printf("Specified empty directory deleted successfully\n");
printf("Unable to delete directory %s\n", dirName);
Enter directory name: image
Specified empty directory deleted successfully
Enter directory name: hello
Unable to delete directory hello
In the main() function, we created a character array dirName. Then we read the name of the directory from the user. And, removed the empty directory using the remove() function. The remove() returns 0 on successful deletion. After that, we printed the appropriate message on the console screen.
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