30 Input/output library [input.output]

30.10 File systems [filesystems]

30.10.34 Filesystem operation functions [fs.op.funcs] 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(). [Note: A symbolic link is itself removed, rather than the file it resolves to. end note]

Postconditions: !exists(symlink_­status(p)).

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].