17.2.101. MPI_File_delete

MPI_File_delete - Deletes a file.

17.2.101.1. SYNTAX

17.2.101.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_File_delete(const char *filename, MPI_Info info)

17.2.101.1.2. Fortran Syntax

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_FILE_DELETE(FILENAME, INFO, IERROR)
     CHARACTER*(*)   FILENAME
     INTEGER INFO, IERROR

17.2.101.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_File_delete(filename, info, ierror)
     CHARACTER(LEN=*), INTENT(IN) :: filename
     TYPE(MPI_Info), INTENT(IN) :: info
     INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

17.2.101.2. INPUT PARAMETERS

  • filename: Name of file to delete (string).

  • info: Info object (handle).

17.2.101.3. OUTPUT PARAMETER

  • IERROR: Fortran only: Error status (integer).

17.2.101.4. DESCRIPTION

MPI_File_delete deletes the file identified by the file name filename, provided it is not currently open by any process. It is an error to delete the file with MPI_File_delete if some process has it open, but MPI_File_delete does not check this. If the file does not exist, MPI_File_delete returns an error in the class MPI_ERR_NO_SUCH_FILE.

17.2.101.5. ERRORS

Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument.

Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler is called. For MPI I/O function errors, the default error handler is set to MPI_ERRORS_RETURN. The error handler may be changed with MPI_File_set_errhandler; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL may be used to make I/O errors fatal. Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.