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/* unlink-if-ordinary.c - remove link to a file unless it is special
Copyright (C) 2004, 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This file is part of the libiberty library. This library is free
software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
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any later version.
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the executable file might be covered by the GNU General Public License. */
@deftypefn Supplemental int unlink_if_ordinary (const char*)
Unlinks the named file, unless it is special (e.g. a device file).
Returns 0 when the file was unlinked, a negative value (and errno set) when
there was an error deleting the file, and a positive value if no attempt
was made to unlink the file because it is special.
@end deftypefn
#include "config.h"
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include "libiberty.h"
#ifndef S_ISLNK
#ifdef S_IFLNK
#define S_ISLNK(m) (((m) & S_IFMT) == S_IFLNK)
#define S_ISLNK(m) 0
#define lstat stat
unlink_if_ordinary (const char *name)
struct stat st;
if (lstat (name, &st) == 0
&& (S_ISREG (st.st_mode) || S_ISLNK (st.st_mode)))
return unlink (name);
return 1;