30 Input/output library [input.output]

30.10 File systems [filesystems]

30.10.15 Filesystem operation functions [fs.op.funcs]

30.10.15.30 Remove [fs.op.remove]

bool remove(const path& p); bool remove(const path& p, error_code& ec) noexcept;
Effects: If exists(symlink_­status(p, ec)), the file p is removed as if by POSIX remove().
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A symbolic link is itself removed, rather than the file it resolves to.
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Postconditions: exists(symlink_­status(p)) is false.
Returns: false if p did not exist, otherwise true.
The signature with argument ec returns false if an error occurs.
Throws: As specified in [fs.err.report].