rmdir

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

rmdirRemoves directory

Description

bool rmdir ( string $dirname [, resource $context ] )

Attempts to remove the directory named by dirname. The directory must be empty, and the relevant permissions must permit this. A E_WARNING level error will be generated on failure.

Parameters

dirname

Path to the directory.

context

Note: Context support was added with PHP 5.0.0. For a description of contexts, refer to Stream Functions.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
5.0.0 As of PHP 5.0.0 rmdir() can also be used with some URL wrappers. Refer to List of Supported Protocols/Wrappers for a listing of which wrappers support rmdir().

Examples

Example #1 rmdir() example

<?php
if (!is_dir('examples')) {
    
mkdir('examples');
}

rmdir('examples');
?>

Notes

Note: When safe mode is enabled, PHP checks whether the directory in which the script is operating has the same UID (owner) as the script that is being executed.

See Also