remove() function is a file handling function in C programming language which is used to delete a file. Please find below the description and syntax for above file handling function.
Declaration & Description
|remove()||Declaration: int remove(const char *filename)
remove() function is used to delete a file. In a C program, we can use remove() function as below.
where, file_name should be the name of the file with full path name.
Example program for remove() function in C programming language:
fflush() function is used to delete a file.
After executing the above C program, the file “test.c” will be removed from it’s location. You can check the existence of the file in the respective path.
Other Inbuilt file handling functions in C programming language:
C programming language offers many other inbuilt functions for handling files. They are given below. Please click on each function name below to know more details, example programs, output for the respective file handling function.
File handling functions
|fopen ()||fopen () function creates a new file or opens an existing file.|
|fclose ()||fclose () function closes an opened file.|
|getw ()||getw () function reads an integer from file.|
|putw ()||putw () functions writes an integer to file.|
|fgetc ()||fgetc () function reads a character from file.|
|fputc ()||fputc () functions write a character to file.|
|gets ()||gets () function reads line from keyboard.|
|puts ()||puts () function writes line to o/p screen.|
|fgets ()||fgets () function reads string from a file, one line at a time.|
|fputs ()||fputs () function writes string to a file.|
|feof ()||feof () function finds end of file.|
|fgetchar ()||fgetchar () function reads a character from keyboard.|
|fprintf ()||fprintf () function writes formatted data to a file.|
|fscanf ()||fscanf () function reads formatted data from a file.|
|fputchar ()||fputchar () function writes a character onto the output screen from keyboard input.|
|fseek ()||fseek () function moves file pointer position to given location.|
|SEEK_SET||SEEK_SET moves file pointer position to the beginning of the file.|
|SEEK_CUR||SEEK_CUR moves file pointer position to given location.|
|SEEK_END||SEEK_END moves file pointer position to the end of file.|
|ftell ()||ftell () function gives current position of file pointer.|
|rewind ()||rewind () function moves file pointer position to the beginning of the file.|
|getc ()||getc () function reads character from file.|
|getch ()||getch () function reads character from keyboard.|
|getche ()||getche () function reads character from keyboard and echoes to o/p screen.|
|getchar ()||getchar () function reads character from keyboard.|
|putc ()||putc () function writes a character to file.|
|putchar ()||putchar () function writes a character to screen.|
|printf ()||printf () function writes formatted data to screen.|
|sprinf ()||sprinf () function writes formatted output to string.|
|scanf ()||scanf () function reads formatted data from keyboard.|
|sscanf ()||sscanf () function Reads formatted input from a string.|
|remove ()||remove () function deletes a file.|
|fflush ()||fflush () function flushes a file.|