function drupal_rmdir

Removes a directory.

PHP's rmdir() is broken on Windows, as it can fail to remove a directory when it has a read-only flag set.


$uri: A URI or pathname.

$context: Refer to

Return value

Boolean TRUE on success, or FALSE on failure.

See also


Related topics

6 calls to drupal_rmdir()
color_scheme_form_submit in drupal/modules/color/color.module
Form submission handler for color_scheme_form().
DrupalLocalStreamWrapper::rmdir in drupal/includes/
Support for rmdir().
FileTransferLocal::removeDirectoryJailed in drupal/includes/filetransfer/
Removes a directory.
file_unmanaged_delete_recursive in drupal/includes/
Deletes all files and directories in the specified filepath recursively.
locale_uninstall in drupal/modules/locale/locale.install
Implements hook_uninstall().

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drupal/includes/, line 2463
API for handling file uploads and server file management.


function drupal_rmdir($uri, $context = NULL) {
  $scheme = file_uri_scheme($uri);
  if ((!$scheme || !file_stream_wrapper_valid_scheme($scheme)) && substr(PHP_OS, 0, 3) == 'WIN') {
    chmod($uri, 0700);
  if ($context) {
    return rmdir($uri, $context);
  else {
    return rmdir($uri);