31 Input/output library [input.output]

31.12 File systems [filesystems]

31.12.13 Filesystem operation functions [fs.op.funcs] Remove [fs.op.remove]

bool filesystem::remove(const path& p); bool filesystem::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().
[Note 1: 
A symbolic link is itself removed, rather than the file it resolves to.
— end note]
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].