OS/161 Reference Manual


rmdir - remove directory


/bin/rmdir directory


rmdir removes the specified directory. The directory must be empty.

It is an error to attempt to remove the . or .. names in a directory, or to apply rmdir to a filesystem object that is not a directory.


rmdir uses the following system calls:

As the rmdir system call is generally not part of the basic system calls assignment, rmdir will usually still not function after the basic system calls assignment is complete. This call is typically part of a later assignment, usually the file system assignment. You may also need to implement subdirectories in the file system. Consult your course materials for specific information.


emufs does not support rmdir. (This is intentional.)

See Also

mkdir, rm